Storm dumps snow in canyons

Storm dumps snow in canyons

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(KSL News/AP) Another storm hits northern Utah, causing headaches for skiers trying to get some final runs in for 2007.

The roads through Big and Little Cottonwood canyons closed down for a time Sunday as more snow blanketed parts of the Wasatch Front. The canyons then reopened, but they will close again at 6:30 a.m. Monday for avalanche control.

Some areas of northern Utah saw only an inch or two of snow. But the storm pounded the canyons with one to two feet of snow.

Storm dumps snow in canyons

Avalanche danger remained high all over Utah Sunday.

The Utah Avalanche Center issued an additional avalanche advisory for the mountains of northern Utah including the Western Uintas and the Wasatch Plateau.

Heavy snowfall and strong winds led to a high danger and hazardous conditions for the backcountry.

Natural and human-triggered avalanches continued to be likely. Experts advised people to avoid being on or underneath steep avalanche terrain.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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