Avalanche risk in northern Utah mountains Thursday

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 25, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials are warning there's considerable avalanche danger in northern Utah's mountains.

The Utah Avalanche Center reports Thursday a high risk of avalanches in the Logan area, particularly in terrain steeper than 30 degrees and above 7,000 feet.

Slides could be triggered remotely or even from below.

In the Ogden area, there's considerable risk of slides above 8,500 feet.

Backcountry areas of Salt Lake City and Provo-area mountains have a moderate risk of avalanches up to 9,500 feet. Above that, the risk for slides is high.

In eastern Utah's Uinta Mountains and the Skyline area south of Provo, there's a higher risk of slides above the tree line and at higher elevations.

The Avalanche Center is a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and other state and local agencies.

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