Avalanche blocks road to Powder Mountain, Snowbasin

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 22:04:02-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Powder Mountain Resort and Snowbasin Resort are inaccessible Monday and Tuesday as crews work to clear an avalanche from Powder Mountain Highway.

The Utah Department of Transportation announced the highway, SR-158, was closed shortly after noon as five avalanches have affected over 1.5 miles of Powder Mountain road.

UDOT spokesman John Gleason said the road was closed about 90 minutes before the slide occurred, and the avalanche slid into the vehicle of a man who works at Powder Mountain. The man maintained radio contact with other employees and Gleason said crews were working to remove him from the avalanche around 5 p.m.

SR-167, known as Trapper’s Loop, is also closed due to the weather conditions.

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