Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns

Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns
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Italian officials warn the Mont Blanc glacier may be on the brink of collapse.

Italian authorities have closed roads and ordered the evacuation of huts on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, following warnings that part of a glacier could collapse at any moment.

A staggering 250,000 cubic meters (8.8 million cubic feet) of ice could break away from the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, experts at the Valle d’Aosta regional government and the Fondazione Montagna Sicura (Safe Mountain Foundation)