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Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT Avalanche Knocks Car Off SR-210

Editor's Note: TGR understands the inherent risks with skiing and snowboarding and urges anyone going out to have the proper knowledge, equipment, a partner, and a plan. For more information on how to stay safe while enjoying winter sports, check out TGR’s annual Safety Week series.

On Sunday, January 12th, 2020, an avalanche crossed Utah's SR-210 near the White Pine Trailhead, knocking a car off the road. The slide left 1-2 feet of snow on the road, snarling traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon on a busy Sunday. No one in the car was injured, according to the Utah Avalanche Center, but the road was closed for several hours.

RELATED: Two Avalanches Close Teton Pass, Triggers Unknown

Avalanche danger is considerable or high in much of Utah. avalanche.org graphic.

With weekend storm totals in the region ranging from 20-35 inches, skiing and riding conditions are tempting, but demand expert decision-making skills. Check out avalanche.org to keep up with current avalanche forecasts, and see our Safety Week series for more information on how to stay safe in avalanche terrain.

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