Little Cottonwood Canyon reopens after avalanche in White Pine trailhead area

Little Cottonwood Canyon closed Sunday morning after an avalanche in the White Pine trailhead area. Photo Courtesy: UDOT

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Jan. 12, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Little Cottonwood Canyon has reopened Sunday after an avalanche in the White Pine trailhead area.

A tweet from Utah Department of Transportation Cottonwood Canyons at 10:40 a.m. said the avalanche hit the road neat the White Pine area of SR-210.

“One vehicle was taken off the road; occupants are OK,” the tweet said.

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A follow-up tweet said UDOT then undertook additional avalanche mitigation and cleared the slide debris. The canyon was reopened by 2 p.m.

The White Pine trailhead is 5.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon and just less than a mile below Snowbird.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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