SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities in Utah posted an avalanche warning, and mountain snowfall prompted the closure of canyon highways near Logan and restrictions in the Salt Lake City area.
The Utah Avalanche Center is warning that the danger of snow slides borders on extreme during the weekend, particularly in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.
Backcountry skiing is discouraged for people without expert route-finding and avalanche skills.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1cfB3nW ) that U.S. 89 through Logan Canyon was closed and U.S. 89/91 was restricted to vehicles with four-wheel drive or chains in Sardine Canyon and the Cottonwood Canyons.
The Utah Highway Patrol reports no major incidents overnight Friday.
The Utah Division of Air Quality is projecting healthy air conditions.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com