Saturday, February 19, 2011

Avalanche center issues warning for sunday

The Utah Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning for Sunday, asking the public to avoid steep slopes.

The advisory was issued late Saturday and named the Western Uinta Mountains and various mountains near Logan, Provo and Salt Lake City as the most potentially dangerous.

"Natural and human triggered avalanches breaking into preexisting weak snow have occurred recently," the warning states. "With additional snow into Sunday this danger will continue."

The public has been advised to stay off steep slopes in those areas Sunday, especially those slopes that face North.

Those interested in spending time in the backcountry are asked to check in with the Utah Avalanche Center's advisory bulletin before leaving. They are also advised to carry basic rescue gear, including beacons shovels and probes.

1 comment:

Muscle Building said...

The areas which are prone to the avalanche need to be proper attention their. Such that people msy stop their steep slopes. As Utah Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning for Sunday.