Little Cottonwood Canyon remains closed in both directions

Photo Courtesy: UDOT Cottonwood Canyons

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 17, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Little Cottonwood Canyon, or SR-210, remains closed in both directions due to avalanche activity overnight.

“Control work ongoing and high snowfall rates,” said a tweet from UDOT Cottonwood Canyons at 5 a.m. “Road crews staged where safe. Traffic is closed in both directions until further notice. No estimated time of reopening.”

Big Cottonwood Canyon, or SR-190, is open to uphill traffic.

“Uphill traffic IS moving, albeit slow at mouth due to conditions,” said a tweet at 9:30 a.m. “If you can delay travel for improved road conditions, do. If not, only travel with proper #tractiondevices and ability to navigate severe winter conditions. Safe and patient travels, all!”

UDOT Avalanche also tweeted about an extended backcountry closure: “All terrain north of Little Cottonwood Creek from Gate B to Grizzly Gulch. Extends 100 feet over Twin Lakes Pass, and 1,000 meters into Big Cottonwood. EXTENDED CLOSURE PERIOD FURTHER due to extreme avalanche hazard. Closure still in effect, new estimated opening Feb. 18 at 8 a.m.”


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