Logan Canyon reopens after Monday’s avalanche

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Ben Jensen talking to a motorist after UDOT officials ordered the canyon closed Monday morning because of an avalanche in the upper canyon. 

LOGAN — Logan Canyon, US-89, reopened Tuesday morning a day after it was closed because of an avalanche and the possibility of more slides.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Kendrick said Utah Department of Transportation officials allowed the canyon to be reopened to all traffic at 10:20 a.m.

UDOT had ordered UHP troopers to close the canyon Monday morning, after the avalanche was reported in the upper-portion of the canyon.

Sgt. Cade Brenchley said UDOT’s avalanche experts spent the day assessing the situation where the avalanche danger was.

The closure came just as skier and snow boarders were set to drive to Beaver Mountain Ski Resort and enjoy the new snow. Many parked at the mouth of Logan Canyon for hours waiting for the canyon to reopen.

Monday’s closure came a week-and-a-half after a similar avalanche also closed the canyon for a day.

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