An example of how badly congested LCC can get. UDOT Photo.
On Sunday, the canyon was so congested that the Utah Department of Transportation was forced to close the road leading to Alta and Snowbird.
#RoadClosureAlert: ‼️Attention #LCCroad #SR210 travelers! @UPDSL is CLOSING the road to uphill traffic until further notice due to congestion and no available parking. Please take @RideUTA up canyon today! Downhill traffic open. @UDOTTRAFFIC @AltaSkiArea @Snowbird— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) February 23, 2020
Apparently, by 11 a.m. Alta’s parking was filled to capacity. UDOT’s advice to travelers was to try taking the bus or stagger trip times. Unfortunately, carpooling or public transportation can’t do much when the road is closed altogether. Thankfully, the road was eventually reopened to uphill traffic by 2:00 p.m. that day.
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