Little Cottonwood Canyon has had a wild past couple of months. Avalanches in April led to some lengthy interlodges. This week, Little Cottonwood Canyon’s road, SR-210, has been closed to the public due to the risk of wet avalanche slides, among other risks.
One of those other risks is mudslides. On Tuesday, a mudslide fell into the Seven Turns portion of SR-210. The slide carried large sticks and rocks down with it. With the road being closed at the time of the mudslide, no one was affected.
REMINDER: #SR210 CLOSED
‼️NO ETO – closed to all travel@UtahDPS helped @UtahDOT with some aerial reconnaissance of today’s mudslide. Crews will assess hazard & debris flows tonight/tomorrow, unsafe for crews to work currently.
📍: Seven Turns (5/2) pic.twitter.com/nqpySM9J4z
— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) May 2, 2023
🚧 #SR210 CLOSED
It’s a work in progress. pic.twitter.com/k1mRLg6DTl
— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) May 3, 2023
Needless to say, it’s going to be a turbulent next month or so for SR-210. If you’re planning a trip up there, go to UDOT Cottonwood Canyons on Twitter for the latest updates.
Update 6:45 pm: They have reopened SR-210, and have announced a new operating strategy over the next couple of weeks.
Image/Video Credits: UDOT Cottonwood Canyons, KUTV 2 News