High risk for avalanches in the mountains this weekend

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DENVER– The avalanche danger is set to increase across Colorado this weekend.

The danger is increasing now because of the forecast that calls for up to three feet of snow in some areas, plus strong winds. We’ve issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Friday.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an Avalanche Watch for Friday for several areas for a high level of avalanche danger.

The CAIC said the avalanche danger was moderate on Thursday.

Starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Interstate 70 will be closed at Vail Pass for avalanche mitigation. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the interstate will be closed for one to four hours.

Check Colorado interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

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