Colorado Officials Review Remote Highway Avalanche Control

Colorado transportation officials are considering using remote control to reduce avalanche danger to drivers instead of using artillery shells on mountain roads.

Transportation engineer Peter Kozinski says Europeans are using a remote controlled system that uses an oxygen-propane mix to force an explosion in the snow pack.

According to KCNC-TV, the department is now trying to find money to pay for the program. One proposal would create a partnership with mountain communities.