SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Six people were caught, and three of them were injured, in an avalanche in Cardiff Fork, located near Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Craig Gordon with the Utah Avalanche Center says about 6 inches (152 millimeters) of snow fell in a matter of about two hours on Sunday, and that’s on top of what the area received Saturday night which was anywhere from 3 to 5 inches (76 to 127 millimeters).
“So things stacked up really quickly, Gordon said. “Snow is a lot like people, it doesn’t like rapid change. It went through a rapid change with all of this additional snow and the avalanche danger spiked up.”
Six people reported caught and carried in an avalanche in Cardiff Fork. 3 have injuries. No one buried. More snow than expected, new snow avalanches are happening.
— UtahAvalancheCenter (@UACwasatch) March 24, 2019
Utah Avalanche Center tweeted out that no one was buried and that there was more snow than expected.
The victims’ identities were not immediately known.
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