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Little Cottonwood Canyon roads fully reopen after long closure

Posted at 7:50 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 19:44:16-05

ALTA, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation fully reopened SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon around 2 p.m. Thursday.

WATCH: Incredible video shows avalanche mitigation work in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Due to the storm that hit northern Utah late Tuesday and early Wednesday, the roadway had been closed since Monday night to allow crews to perform avalanche control work and make the canyon road safe for travel again.

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"Historic avalanche activity w/slides across road in multiple locations," a tweet from the Utah Department of Transportation says.

On Wednesday, two UDOT vehicles were nearly buried as a natural avalanche occurred slid off the mountain and covered the roadway.

State Road 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon is also open and the Traction Law has been lifted.