Watch the Incredible Power of a Controlled Avalanche in Juneau, Alaska

StoryfulPublished: March 3, 2017Updated: March 4, 201730 views
Published: March 3, 2017Updated: March 4, 2017

A huge powder cloud rose over Thane Road on the outskirts of Juneau, Alaska, on March 3 after avalanche control teams triggered a slide using a Korean War-era howitzer, according to reports. Local newspaper The Juneau Empire reported that Thane Road was temporarily closed while the Alaska Department of Transport crew worked. Elsewhere in the city, a natural avalanche swept down the Behrends Avenue chute towards homes in the downtown neighborhood but no damage was reported. This dramatic video shows the avalanche sweeping towards the photographer.

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