Logan Canyon closed again because of avalanche danger

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Ben Jensen talking to a motorist after UDOT officials ordered the canyon closed Monday morning because of an avalanche in the upper canyon. 

LOGAN — Logan Canyon, US-89, remains closed from the Cache County side after an avalanche occurred early Monday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cade Brenchley said troopers were ordered to close the road by officials with the Utah Department of Transportation.

“There are some avalanche experts that are assessing the situation, where the avalanche danger is at and where the avalanche occurred,” said Brenchley.

Troopers were allowed to open the road from the Rich County side, for skiers and snow boarders to drive to Beaver Mountain Ski Resort. Troopers are not allowing motorists though to travel beyond the ski resort.

Brenchley said with local schools being closed they are asking everyone to stay off the roads unless they absolutely have to travel.

“Leave with plenty of time, take it slow and be very careful. That’s all that we ask. But, once again, if you don’t have to leave it’s not worth going out and driving around. Please don’t go wait at the mouth of the canyon and wait for the canyon to be opened. It could be hours. We have no idea.”

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through Monday night as snow is forecast to continue through Tuesday.

<hr /><p style=”text-align: center;”>will@cvradio.com

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