ALTA, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation fully reopened SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon around 2 p.m. Thursday.
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.
"Historic avalanche activity w/slides across road in multiple locations," a tweet from the Utah Department of Transportation says.
🚧 #RoadClosureUpdate 🚧 #SR210 IS NOW OPEN TO ALL TRAVEL.— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) February 18, 2021
Thank you for your patience during this multi-day road closure. Extensive avalanche debris clean up efforts from the @UtahDOT Road Ops Crew to continue. @UDOTTRAFFIC @AltaCentral @AltaSkiArea @Snowbird @UPDSL
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.