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Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened after avalanche wipes out one vehicle

Posted at 11:14 AM, Jan 12, 2020

SANDY, Utah — An avalanche swept one car off the road Sunday morning and closed Little Cottonwood Canyon for about three hours.

According to Sgt. Melody Gray with the Unified Police Department, the occupants in the vehicle caught in the avalanche were not injured.

The Utah Department of Transportation announced the closure of State Route 210 shortly after 10:30 a.m. for crews to mitigate additional slides, clear the debris and to recover the vehicle.

The canyon road was cleared and reopened at about 1:30 p.m. The vehicle was safely towed out of the avalanche debris.