Avalanche danger remains high


Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Avalanche Center is again warning people against venturing into the backcountry because of avalanche dangers.

The center says up to three feet of new snow, plus strong winds, have overloaded layers of very weak snow near the ground.

The center says avalanches can easily be triggered by people or happen naturally. The warning applies to the northern and central Utah mountains.

Two people snowmobiling on Wednesday were killed in an avalanche on the back side of Logan Peak in Cache County. The two who died were identified as Erik Jorgensen, 22, of Paradise and Jesse Johnson, 23, of Hyrum.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Related links

Related stories

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast