- Rescuers were clearing the aftermath of a previous avalanche from the road
- While they were doing so another avalanche struck on Tuesday afternoon
- The snow slide lasted several minutes as rescuers fled from the incident
This is the shocking moment a team of rescue workers had to run for their lives from a powerful avalanche.
The huge snow mass cascaded down the mountainside for several minutes in Tignes, France on Tuesday afternoon.
In the clip, which was filmed by Yves Queffeulou who works in the snow removal department, the road is completely submerged in snow.
A team were working to clear a previous avalanche from the road when a another snow slide powered down the mountain
A previous avalanche had already blocked access to the road to the station and it was decided that measures should be put in place to secure access to the station.
During this time a another avalanche swept down the mountain causing the workers to run along the road from the falling snow.
It is believed that nobody was injured.
The avalanche came crashing down onto the road submerging it in snow
The snow fell for several minutes down the mountainside in Tignes, France on Tuesday
The falling snow completely blocked this road as workers stood and filmed the avalanche