'Avalanche warning' issued for Mount Hood with several feet of new snow

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GOVT. CAMP, Ore. – Mount Hood and the Cascades are expecting to see three feet or more of snow through Tuesday, coupled with gusty wind conditions. | LATEST FORECAST

The Northwest Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning for Mount Hood through Monday evening.

The concern arises when there is weak, old snow sitting on a strong crust, which could create “very large and reactive slab avalanches.”

The strong wind is also a concern.

Crews at the mountain resorts will likely be working to mitigate that risk through the day.

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