Avalanche Control Gets an Intelligent Radar Boost

Our new Automated Avalanche Detection Systems (AADS) gather and deliver reliable, timely data that’s improving avalanche forecasting, shortening our avalanche control response time, and helping to reduce closures while enhancing highway safety. The technology serves Bear Pass on Highway 37A and Ningunsaw Pass on Hwy 37.

Avalanche Closure Time Cut by Explosive Innovation

The Kootenay Pass avalanche team wanted to shorten road closures due to avalanche control, because at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure our biggest drive is to keep people and goods moving efficiently and safely along BC highways. When the new avalanche explosion hardware and software were installed in 2015, BC became the first Gazex system user in the world, to not only suggest this change, but to incorporate new software successfully into an existing system.