Transcript for Couple survives being trapped by 2 avalanches
We are back now with that Colorado couple that survived being trapped by two avalanches. ABC's Clayton Sandell has the story. Good morning, Clayton. Reporter: Hey, Michael, good morning to you. This is avalanche season and right now we are seeing potentially dangerous conditions across the west and as one couple in Utah found out avalanches are not just a threat to skiers. There's been several small avalanches here and there's a car that's stuck between them. Reporter: A couple was driving down this road when their car was trapped by not one but two avalanches. There's about three or four small avalanches. They're not super deep. They're probably four feet the deepest. Reporter: Erica said it happened in a split second. Several feet of snow coming down trapping their vehicle. Went through my head first, maybe this is how we're going to go like horrible to think about. Reporter: The kennebecks able to flag down help climbing out the driver's side door. Avalanches claim nearly 30 lives every year in the U.S. Rescuers trained to save victims in drills like this one. You think of snow as being fluffy and white and soft, but really in an avalanche it isn't. It becomes very hard very tough to dig yourself out and very difficult to breathe. If you're caught in your car during an avalanche experts say stay in your vehicle and call 911. Let help come to you. Turn off your engine to prevent a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide and stay warm. Carry extra clothing for an emergency. And one last tip, they tell you if you're stuck in your car stay in your car but every ten minutes, honk the horn to signal for help. Michael. All right, great tips. Thank you for that, Clayton. We're glad that family is okay.
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