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Avalanche danger higher after May snowstorm

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DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center increased the state’s avalanche danger Monday.

The new warnings come after a late-season snow storm that dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas of the high-country.

The new snow is landing on top of a thick and hard pack of snow that can easily become dislodged.

“Avalanches will become more widespread and easier to trigger,” the CIAC wrote on it’s website.

The CAIC said the danger might last for several more weeks.

Eight people have died in avalanches in Colorado this year.