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Little Cottonwood closed for avalanche control work; avalanche closes North Ogden Divide

Jan 12, 2024, 6:40 AM | Updated: 3:06 pm

Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed for avalanche control work. (UDOT)...

Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed for avalanche control work. (UDOT)

(UDOT)

UPDATE: The North Ogden Divide will be closed through Monday according to John Gleason with the Utah Department of Transportation.

Indian Canyon near Duchesne is also closed according to transportation officials. Multiple semitrucks are pulled off to the side of the road because weather prevented them from climbing the road.


SALT LAKE CITY — An avalanche has closed part of the North Ogden Divide in Weber County while Utah Department of Transportation crews have closed Little Cottonwood Canyon for avalanche mitigation work.

Weber County dispatch confirmed that road crews saw the avalanche Friday morning and the north side of the road will be closed “for a while.” No injuries had been reported.

In Salt Lake County, state Route 210 is closed at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon while crews perform avalanche mitigation work. They hope to have the road open by 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Avalanche danger is high across central and northern Utah mountains, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. An avalanche warning has been issued as strong winds and heavy snowfall have created dangerous avalanche conditions.

“Avalanches failing on a widespread persistent weak layer buried under the new snow are very likely. Stay off of and out from under slopes steeper than 30 degrees,” the center said.

That warning lasts through 6 a.m. Saturday.

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Little Cottonwood closed for avalanche control work; avalanche closes North Ogden Divide