Logan Canyon closed again after snow avalanche – Cache Valley Daily


UDOT barricade at the mouth of Logan Canyon, US-89 (Will Feelright).

LOGAN — An avalanche has closed Logan Canyon, US-89 for the second time Friday afternoon. The slide near the dugway was reported at 2:45 p.m.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said the slide did not involve any vehicles. The snow and mud was reportedly continuing to spill onto the roadway because of the warm weather.

Troopers were allowing limited travel between the mouth of Logan Canyon and the dugway. The canyon is also open from the Beaver Mountain Ski Resort to Garden City.

Friday afternoon’s closer came just 90 minutes after crews finished clearing drifting snow near the summit. The section of canyon between the turnoff to Beaver Mountain and Garden City was closed for seven hours.

Brenchley said crews are inspecting the dugway avalanche and haven’t determined how long the canyon will be closed again.

The Utah Avalanche Center has also issued an avalanche warning for the back-country. They said conditions are very dangerous at all elevations. Large, long running natural and human triggered avalanches are likely through the weekend.


will@cvradio.com

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