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Workers Attempt to Trigger Alaska Avalanche

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Workers Attempt to Trigger Alaska Avalanche

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Workers Attempt to Trigger Alaska Avalanche

Workers Attempt to Trigger Alaska Avalanche

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An artillery crew in Alaska is firing heavy shells into Mount Roberts near Juneau in hopes of triggering an avalanche. Workers are attempting to minimize the element of surprise during avalanche season.

John Ryan reports from member station KTOO in Juneau.