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Can Electrical Infrastructure Be Protected from Avalanches?

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Q: Most of us think about sledding, snowball fights and snowpeople (gender neutral) when we think about snow.  If asked, many folks would say that catastrophic snow slides  are a rarity and mostly occur outside the U.S.  How much of a risk are avalanches in the U.S. and can anything be done to protect electric infrastructure from their devastating effects? 

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