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California Transportation Officials Carry Out Avalanche Assessment After Historic Winter Storms

California transportation officials flew over the San Bernardino Mountains on Tuesday, March 7, to carry out avalanche assessment after the area was hit by a historic series of winter storms from February 22 through March 1, Caltrans said.

Officials found “multiple avalanches” and decided to recall the crews that were working on snow removal in the area, according to Caltrans. Officials had not yet decided wether triggering an avalanche was necessary, as they were still reviewing the situation, they said.

Parts of the San Bernardino Mountains received more than 10 feet of snow during the winter storms at the end of February, according to the National Weather Service.

The footage released by Caltrans shows their aircraft carrying out aerial reconnaissance over the mountains. Credit: Caltrans District 8 via Storyful