UPDATE: Avalanche closes Logan Canyon

An avalanche has been reported just west of Beaver Mountain. Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders reports that Logan Canyon is closed in the area, and it is unknown when it will reopen. Traffic will not be allowed into the canyon.

UDOT says alternative routes for travelers east of the avalanche include SR-30 to SR-16 to Wyoming Highway 89 to U.S. Interstate 84 in Evanston, Wyoming.

Another possible detour is U.S. 89 north to Idaho Highway 36 at Ovid, Idaho, which will direct travelers back into the Cache Valley at Preston, Idaho.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers report Logan Canyon US-89 will remain closed at least through Thursday morning because of avalanche danger. Also, US-89/91 Sardine Summit is difficult to pass. The roadway is now restricted to vehicles with chains or four wheel drive. Use SR-30 as an alternate.

Additionally, Saunders says standing water throughout Cache Valley is impacting road conditions. He advises drivers to slow down because of the difficulty in removing the water. Another storm front is expected to impact travel around 5 p.m. tonight, so drivers are urged to use caution.  

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