Avalanche closes US-189 in Provo Canyon

Mar 10, 2023, 7:30 PM | Updated: Mar 14, 2023, 8:42 am
An avalanche up Provo Canyon has closed US-189 near milepost 12. The Utah Department of transportat...
An avalanche up Provo Canyon has closed US-189 near milepost 12. The Utah Department of transportation says the highway could be closed for 24 hours to allow crews to clear the snow. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol.

PROVO CANYON — An avalanche up Provo Canyon Friday afternoon has closed US-189 near Bridal Veil Falls.

According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the highway is closed at milepost 12. Snow is covering all lanes of travel. The Sheriff’s Office says the snow is roughly 30 feet deep.

The Utah Department of Transportation says the highway will be closed for at least 24 hours in order for crews to clear the snow. Motorists are asked to make alternative plans.


The Utah Highway Patrol says the avalanche covered the road during mitigation operations Friday afternoon.

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Avalanche closes US-189 in Provo Canyon