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UPDATE: Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened after avalanche mitigation completed

Feb 7, 2024, 10:49 AM | Updated: 4:07 pm

A UDOT snowplow works in Little Cottonwood Canyon near a road closure gate. (@UDOTcottonwoods, X)...

A UDOT snowplow works in Little Cottonwood Canyon near a road closure gate. (@UDOTcottonwoods, X)

(@UDOTcottonwoods, X)

SANDY — The Utah Department of Transportation reopened Little Cottonwood Canyon at approximately 3 p.m. after crews completed avalanche mitigation work on State Route 210.

Due to the winter weather conditions, UDOT warned downhill traffic to expect possible delays.

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SANDY — The Utah Department of Transportation said crews closed Little Cottonwood Canyon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday for avalanche control work.

State Route 210 is closed at the mouth of the canyon while downhill traffic closures will start at 1 p.m. and finish at 1:30 p.m.

The avalanche mitigation work is expected to last through 3 p.m.

Once parking lots have been closed for downhill travel, resort guests & backcountry users will not be allowed to leave until (avalanche) mitigation and (UDOT) road operations are complete,” UDOT posted.

UDOT said reopenings will take place in reverse order and it will update its Cottonwood canyons X account with any delays greater than 15 minutes.

Crews said snow showers were increasing Wednesday morning and visibility was decreasing. They also reminded drivers to be prepared for winter road conditions.

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UPDATE: Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened after avalanche mitigation completed