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UNEXPLODED AVALANCHE BOMBS IN COLORADO!
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The authorities are warning summer hikers to be careful as a number of the devices fired last winter failed to go off.



The Department for Transportation in Colorado fired 1,500 explosive devices last winter after historic amounts of snow.

They were used to set off avalanches safely.

However 22 failed to explode and are now causing a potential threat.

Some are no doubt duds, but others could go off.

"There's a chance someone could come upon an unexploded ordnance," said a spokeswoman from the Colorado Department of Transport to US media.

"Our team is tracking where those unexploded ordnances are, but you may come upon them before we do."

This is what they look like.

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People who come across unexploded bombs should stay away from them and call the authorities.

Colorado saw huge amounts of snow last winter and a high number of avalanches as we reported at the time.

And this is why the authorities needed to set off avalanches.

This one came down naturally, but fortunately no vehicles or people were caught.


 

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