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A structure intended to protect roads and railways from avalanche in mountains Edit or translate this description.
Group: Placement
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag tunnel=avalanche_protector is added to a highway=* way in case of tunnels alongside mountains. These constructions are similar to a colonnade but stand for themselves and are not attached to a building. Their purpose is to protect the highway or railway from avalanches and landslides. Use avalanche_protector:left=open or avalanche_protector:right=open to define which side of the way is open ("open" in case of avalanche protectors means, that light and air can enter on that side).