1 caught in avalanche path outside Leadville

LAKE COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A 32-year-old man was swept up in an avalanche on one of Colorado's 13ers Wednesday morning.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management said the man was trapped in heavy snow but able to get part-way out until help arrived.

The avalanche was reported on Mt. Arkansas near the headwaters. Emergency vehicles have staged at Stork Curve, according to the emergency management office. Drivers are asked to avoid Highway 91 if possible.

Mt. Arkansas is located northeast of Leadville.