Snowmobiler Triggers Avalanche In Double Hill Region

File photo of a Utah avalanche. Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

WESTERN UINTAS, Utah, Dec. 28, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — A snowmobiler unintentionally triggered an avalanche in the Western Uintas¬†on Saturday.

The Utah Avalanche Center Logan said the slide happened in the Double Hill region at about 10,000 feet. Officials have not confirmed if anyone was injured.

A Tweet posted Monday at 8 a.m. said heightened avalanche conditions still exist in the backcountry.

The Tweet said: “Dangerous triggered deep slab avalanches are possible in some areas. You might trigger avalanches remotely, from a distance or possibly from below. Evaluate the snow and terrain carefully, make conservative decisions, and continue to avoid travel on or below steep drifted slopes that have not recently avalanched.”

We will have more on this developing story as it becomes available.


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