Traffic camera captures huge avalanche ripping across road
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah (KSTU) — A Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera captured footage of an avalanche spilling down the mountainside and onto the roadway in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah on Monday morning.
The avalanche happened at 9:15 on SR-210 near mile post 8.
John Gleason, spokesman for UDOT, said crews conducting avalanche control triggered 40 avalanches Monday morning, and seven of them covered the road in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
According to the Unified Police Department's "Canyon Alerts," Little Cottonwood Canyon will reopen Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. or after the expected snowfall subsides.
Written by David Wells and Kim Thomas