Utah avalanche danger high following recent snowfall
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a high avalanche warning for mountain ranges across northern Utah.
The warning lasts through 6 a.m. Friday and covers all of northern and central Utah’s mountains, including the Bear River and Wasatch ranges and the western Uinta Mountains.
Experts said natural- and human-triggered avalanches are likely following recent heavy, dense snow at higher elevations and rain on snow at lower elevations.
“Ski area avalanche teams reported widespread sensitive new snow and wind slab avalanches roughly 1-2′ deep at the mid and upper elevations. Backcountry observers reported much the same,” avalanche forecasters said.
A portion of Little Cottonwood Canyon’s backcountry will close at 10 a.m. Thursday due to high avalanche danger.
01/06 SR-210 Closure Gate B to C 11:30 AM Est. opening 1:30 PM , No vehicles on road between Alta and SB please
— Alta Central (@AltaCentral) January 6, 2022
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