Weather causes problems for Wastach Front

Avalanche conditions are in high to extreme danger. They could be seen from Logan to Provo today closing down roads and some popular ski resorts.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 UTAH) - It has been a busy day for emergency crews across the Wasatch front. Up in Summit County officials had to close down 150 South at Main Street and 50 West in Coalville. A handful of homes were flooded.

“About the last half hour it has stopped running because they ran up there and put a dam across the ditch, so what’s coming off the hill is not coming in my house,” said homeowner Wilda Peterson.

“Up in the mountains we are getting lots of dense heavy snow and very strong ridge top winds. This is a perfect recipe for both natural and very dangerous human triggered avalanches in the back country,” said avalanche forecaster Craig Gordon with the Utah Avalanche Center.

If you do plan on going into the back country, make sure to stay on low-angle, gentle terrain. Also try to stay in areas that do not have steep slopes to avoid avalanche danger.

Up in Cache County US 89 will be closed from Logan to Garden City because of avalanches. Logan Canyon will reopen Monday morning.

In Weber County State Road 158 to Powder Mountain is closed, which has closed down Powder Mountain Resort.

State Road 92 is open to Sundance but is closed in American Fork Canyon from U.S. Highway 189 to Sundance.

Sundance Ski Resort has also closed down its ski runs.

Little Cottonwood Canyon is back open after people lined up this morning to get in.

“We try to do everything we can to make sure the canyons are safe for the motorists traveling up and down the canyon. We work with UDOT and we want to make sure it is safe for them,” said Lt. Justin Hoyal with Unified Police Department.

Brighton Ski Resort had to turn people away because its parking lot was to full from the skiers and snowboarders taking advantage of the snow.

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, most of Utah's mountains will remain in high to extreme conditions for avalanches tomorrow.

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