No one hurt in Loveland Pass avalanches |

No one hurt in Loveland Pass avalanches

GEORGETOWN, Colo. ” The Alpine Rescue Team says no one was hurt in avalanches reported Wednesday near Loveland Pass.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials reported two avalanches in the backcountry near the pass, west of Georgetown.

Alpine Rescue Team spokesman Bill Barwick said one slide apparently occurred Tuesday, and one happened Wednesday.

Barwick said sheriff’s officials received a call from someone who reported being involved in an avalanche Wednesday, where tracks had been seen, but the caller reported being fine.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center rated the avalanche danger as considerable for the area Wednesday.

U.S. Highway 6 crosses the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass, south of the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70, and the area is popular with backcountry skiers and snowboarders.

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