Authorities in the Italian Alps have evacuated mountain cabins and closed off roads after experts warned the Planpincieux glacier at the foot of Grandes Jorasses mountain in the Mont Blanc massif could collapse at any moment.
Aerial footage filmed at Grandes Jorasses mountain on Wednesday shows the extent of the glacier and the area on the verge of collapse.
According to experts, a 250,000 cubic metres (8.8 million cubic feet) section of ice is sliding at a rate of 50-60cm (16-23 inches) each day and could collapse at any time. Reportedly, there is no imminent danger to villages in the area.
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