Utah Avalanche Center warns of high avalanche danger nationwide
SALZSEE-CITY (KUTV) –
An avalanche warning has been issued for almost every mountain in Utah.
The Utah Avalanche Center issued the warning that fresh snow continues to fall nationwide at higher elevations.
Areas under the high avalanche hazard category include Logan, Ogden, the Uintas, Salt Lake, Provo, Skyline, and the Southwest.
From Friday 8am, Moab and the Abajos will remain in the “significant” category.
Heavy, dense snow and strong winds have created dangerous avalanche conditions over the holiday weekend.
UAC said both human-induced and natural avalanches are likely.
They urge everyone to stay away from slopes that slope more than 30 degrees.
The Utah Department of Transportation has closed several hinterland areas and some roads due to increasing avalanche threats.
In a series of social media posts, UDOT announced the closings to keep everyone informed.
Shortly before 7am, UDOT announced the closure of the Provo Bridal Veil-Slide Canyon hinterland until Friday 12pm.
They also reported that there will be intermittent closures on both sides of Highway 189 (Provo Canyon) from Glen Canyon to Vivian Park.