Avalanche Takes Out Monitoring System in Swiss Alps

StoryfulWeatherPublished: January 23, 2018
Published: January 23, 2018

An avalanche-detection system with a built-in camera fell victim to the force of nature after a strong avalanche swept it down a mountain near Zermatt, Switzerland, on January 22. Video captured the moment the avalanche hit and quickly engulfed the device in snow. The device’s operator, Geopraevent, said no one was hurt as a result of the avalanche. The village of Zermatt was closed off and put on the highest alert level for avalanche threat on January 20, following heavy snowfall in the area. Credit: GEOPRAEVENT via Storyful

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