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Avalanche warnings in effect in the mountains

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The warm temperatures may have you wanting head to the back country but you’ll want to be very, very cautious if you do.

Avalanche Canada’s warning map currently shows extreme risk of snow slides along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains from Kananaskis up through Jasper.

Spokesperson James Floyer says the warmth and sunshine is causing weak layers of snow.

“When we have weak layers in the snow pack like we have in the North Coast, the Colombias and the Rockies at the moment, the warming can release deep sometime, full avalanches with catastrophic results,” he said.

In many areas, the service is calling for likely snow slides, while avalanche control is also underway in some places meaning you can’t even go there.

Check avalanche.ca for all the latest information.