Avalanche warning issued for Utah’s mountains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An avalanche warning remained in place across Utah on Monday after a winter storm brought up to four feet of snow to the state’s mountains. Utah Avalanche Center forecasters place the risk level at “considerable” for most of northern Utah’s mountains and for the western Uinta mountains. They say the condition human-triggered slides likely, particularly on south-facing slopes at mid and upper elevations. Forecasters say those without any avalanche training should avoid backcountry excursions on or beneath steep mountain slopes. The warnings do not apply to ski resorts which regularly conduct avalanche control work. Ten avalanches of various sizes were documented by forecasters on Sunday along the Wasatch Front and near Moab. No injuries were reported, although one slide buried a road in Emigration Canyon, according to the center website.

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