Avalanches Triggered in Northern Utah After Heavy Snow

Roads were reopened after officials triggered avalanches along State Route 210, in Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons, on the morning of Tuesday, February 27, in the wake of a winter storm that brought several inches of snow to the region.

The Utah Avalanche Center gave the region a “Considerable” avalanche danger rating, warning that natural and human-triggered avalanches were possible on steep slopes.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Cottonwood Canyons posted this footage showing triggered avalanches, and announced the road reopening. UDOT said to expect delays and told drivers that traction devices were required.

According to the National Weather Service, some parts of northern Utah received over a foot of snow. Credit: UDOT Cottonwood Canyons via Storyful

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