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The west is in a mess

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The world is sliding down in BC. There are several major highways closed across the province, and more snow and rain is comming.

The Trans Canada Highway #1 has been closed for 36 hours near Revelstoke, and is expected to remain closed for 48 hours more.

Most heli-ski ops are grounded today, and the weather is expected to remain very poor for up to 4 more days.


What a mess!

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It''s pouring rain in town now, not a good sign in the mountains. Slides keep roaring down, the hazard is now extreme. Every back country operation was kicking off 2.0''s to 2.5''s today. A highways crew attempting to clear the road got dusted by a class 4.0 (mega-big avalanche), so everyone went home.


The new 407 rate is now 3,000/hr, and my fav steam-duckie is up to 5,000.


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V-Ref, every day is a work-day on a Base. I''m between jobs right now, there''s a lot of work pending, but nothing is going to happen soon. When this weather breaks though, you''ll be hearing the sweet sound of a steam-chicken, intermixed with that unmistakable 4-per beat of a 407 from dawn to dusk. You may even hear an obnixious 3-per from the low-rents next door too?

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