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Utah avalanche emergency warning issued as heavy snow and strong winds create dangerous conditions for the holiday weekend

People are being urged to stay away from the slopes after nearly all of Utah’s mountains were under an Avalanche Warning.

Warning given by Utah Avalanche center due to new snow continues to fall through higher altitudes throughout the state.

People are being advised to stay away from the slopes for their own safety as heavy snowfall creates hazardous conditions.

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People are being advised to stay away from the slopes for their own safety as heavy snowfall creates hazardous conditions.Credit: Twitter/Avalanche Utah Center

Areas at risk for avalanches include Logan, Ogden, Uintas, Salt Lake, Provo, Skyline and the Southwest.

Moab and Abajos are of the “significant” category.

Dangerous avalanche conditions were created due to heavy, dense snow and strong winds.

Both human-activated and natural avalanche most likely because of that, the UAC said.

People are advised to avoid and exit on slopes with a slope of more than 30 degrees.

“Can’t be this tense, guys. Risk of avalanches is high this weekend due to heavy/wet/blow snowfall. Stay away from slopes of 30 degrees or more that are out of bounds or outback! ” tweeted KUTV’s Matthew Johnson.

Some rural areas and some roads have been closed by the Utah Department of Transportation due to the avalanche risk.

The closure was announced by UDOT via social media to inform residents.

UDOT has announced the closure of the Provo Bridal Veil-Slide Canyon suburb until noon on Friday.

Both sides of National Highway 189 [Provo Canyon] from Glen Canyon to Vivian Park will be intermittently closed, according to UDOT.

Nearly all of Utah's mountains are under an avalanche warning

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Nearly all of Utah’s mountains are under an avalanche warningCredit: Twitter/Avalanche Utah Center

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