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WATCH: Incredible video shows avalanche mitigation work in Cottonwood Canyons

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 22:46:57-05

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Amazing video taken from a helicopter over the Cottonwood Canyons shows the awesome power of avalanches intentionally started to clear away any danger.

Avalanche Helicopter Video 1

State Road 210 was closed off for nearly three days to give avalanche mitigation crews the opportunity to work, and to keep people safe. Resorts in the area were also placed in interlodge closures because of the avalanche danger.

Avalanche Helicopter Video 4

Powderbird Helicopter Skiing assisted the Utah Department of Transportation in the mitigation process.

Avalanche Helicopter Video 2

The company shared video of avalanches created by explosives thrown by the helicopters.

Avalanche Helicopter Video 3

Roads in the canyon were fully reopened Thursday afternoon.