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Avalanche Video Shot By B.C. Transportation Crews

03/06/2014 01:48 EST | Updated 03/06/2014 01:59 EST

A record-breaking snowfall in February kept B.C. avalanche crews busy. Now, they've released amazing video of their avalanche control work.

The footage shot on Feb. 21 on Highway 3, about 15 kilometers south of Fernie, captured a rare double avalanche. The sheer force and speed of the slides is sobering and stunning at the same time.

That same day, crews dropped explosives from helicopters to dislodge snow that was still sitting precariously on mountain peaks above the Coquihalla Highway. Here's what happens after what's known as a "bombing mission":

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