Utah Avalanche Center issues special warning for this weekend
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Avalanche Center issued Friday evening a Special Avalanche Bulletin for Saturday, March 12.
The Center is concerned that a serious avalanche could occur this weekend. It says a considerable avalanche danger exists across northern and central Utah. The Center also says this is when the most accidents and fatalities take place.
Great powder along with near-perfect weather combined with dangerous avalanche conditions make accidents likely to happen.
According to the Center, there have been several close calls this week. It commonly sees a lot of close calls before a serious accident occurs.
Before heading into the outdoors, the Center has two simple messages for individuals.
- Make sure everyone knows how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe.
- Avoid being on, near or under all avalanche terrain and steep slopes.
- No injuries reported in avalanche in Millcreek Canyon
- Forecasters warn avalanches possible this New Year
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