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Snow causes temporary closures of Utah canyons, roadways

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Feb 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-08 19:26:18-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Little Cottonwood Canyon will close for an hour for avalanche control work, according to a Unified Police tweet Saturday.

The canyon will close at 2:30 p.m. and will open at approximately 3:30 p.m. at full capacity.

Avalanche control was done in Provo Canyon, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The road through Logan Canyon was closed Saturday morning because of weather conditions.

U.S. Highway 89 was closed because of blowing snow and blizzard conditions, according to a tweet at 7:50 a.m. for the Utah Department of Transportation.

It is now completely open for travel, according to a UDOT tweet at 12:35 p.m.

State Route 92 from U.S. Highway 189 junction to Sundance is closed for avalanche control.

Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are restricted to vehicles with four-wheel drive or chains.

U.S. Highways 89/91 and Sardine Summit are now open for travel.

Powder Mountain Highway, or State Route 158, reopened at 11:40 a.m. The roadway was closed for snow removal from the gate at mile marker 8 to the resort, according to a UDOT tweet at 8:15 a.m.

More information will be provided on road conditions as it becomes available.