LOGAN — Logan Canyon, US 89 will remain closed after several avalanches have occurred in the last 24 hours.
Liam Fitzgerald, Manager of the Utah Department of Transportation Highway Avalanche Safety Program said heavy snow has caused four slides along the roadway.
Fitzgerald said, “the situation is too dangerous to open the road right now.”
Around 8 a.m. Monday, UDOT will evaluate the situation again and determine if the canyon can be safely reopened.
Fitzgerald said if temperatures can drop and the snow pack settles, the road can then be reopened.
Fitzgerald along with Toby Weed, Forecaster from the Utah Avalanche Center, toured the road from the mouth of Logan Canyon to the Beaver Mountain turnoff before recommending the road remain closed.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said the canyon will remain closed to all traffic until UDOT determines that travel through the canyon is safe.
Sunday’s closure comes a day after an earlier set of avalanches in the same area closed the canyon Saturday morning for several hours.
Brenchley said because of the size and number of Sunday’s avalanches, no traffic is being allowed.
The Utah Avalanche Center has issued an extreme warning, level five for the mountains of northern and central Utah, southeast Idaho, and western Uintas.