KIRKWOOD VALLEY, Calif. - The avalanche danger remains high in the Sierra on Thursday after days of unrelenting snow, rain and wind. Nowhere is that danger more apparent than in a dramatic new surveillance video.
Samantha Fried posted video inside a beautiful home in the Kirkwood Valley area. The video shows the kitchen being obliterated, the explosion of snow coming from the right. All the snow shattered windows and buried the room under a mountain of snow.
Fried said four homes were hit by the avalanche on Wednesday night and it will be a while before they can remove all the snow and board up the home.
This follows another dramatic avalanche on Tuesday. Steven Siig posted on Facebook what happened to his home in the Alpine Meadows. A wall of snow up to 20 feet completely blocked his door after a controlled avalanche.
The Sierra Avalanche Center says the avalanche danger is still considerable at all elevations. They continue to set off controlled slides to prevent more serious events.
Meantime, most ski resorts are reopening after an epic series of storms. They expect safe and sensational ski conditions this long weekend.
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