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One Person Dead In Avalanche Near Big Sky

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BIG SKY, Mont. -

One person is dead and another injured after an avalanche near Big Sky Wednesday evening.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department said it happened at the Portal Creek area near Big Sky.

This comes just after the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center raised the avalanche danger to "high" for the northern Gallatin Range Wednesday.

About seven inches of heavy, wet snow fell in the mountains on already weak snowpack.

The avalanche warning will be in affect from Wednesday until at least Thursday morning.

 

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