Canyons in different parts of Utah closed temporarily due to Friday's snow.
Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed to uphill traffic at about 3:30 p.m. and closed completely at 4:15 for avalanche mitigation, a decision that the Utah Department of Transportation said they had to make as the avalanche risk increased.
Alta Ski Area closed early to allow for skiers to leave the canyon before the closure. Some were unable to get out of the canyon before it closed, however, and were stuck there for about an hour.
The canyon reopened around 5:30.
The "traction law" is in effect for both Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, which requires snow tires or chains.
U.S Highway 89/91 through Sardine Canyon was closed to southbound vehicles around 1:20 p.m. before reopening by 2:40. Cache County dispatch said chains or 4-wheel drive are required.
UPDATE: Southbound Sardine Canyon is now OPEN. At this time Chains or Traction Devices are still Required. Plows have been through the area but we encourage you to slow down and stay safe ❄️
— LCPD 9-1-1 Dispatch (@Logan_Cache_911) February 5, 2021
This article will be updated with any other major road closures.