PROVO CANYON (ABC4 News) About 30 feet of snow and debris covered lanes of U.S-189 following an avalanche in Provo Canyon Thursday.
Utah Highway Patrol said the slide happened near mile marker 12. Troopers estimated the slide to be about 30 feet deep in some areas.
Utah Department of Transportation said as apart of its avalanche control efforts, crews intentionally triggered the avalanche. The road was closed when the avalanche was triggered, so no people or vehicles were caught in the slide.
Driving through snowy Provo Canyon where crews are still clearing out a man made avalanche that was triggered last night to prevent a bigger one from happening. Live updates on @abc4utah at 5 am. #TeamGMUutwx ❄️🥶#avalanche pic.twitter.com/pEVE05LK28— Andrew Reeser (@andrewreeser) January 18, 2019
The slide is currently blocking all lanes. Officials said cleanup is expected to take until around 10 a.m. Friday morning.
This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.