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Little Cottonwood Canyon opens after historic 2-day closure

in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY — Little Cottonwood Canyon opened Saturday after the road was blocked for two days following three natural avalanches that left travel particularly unsafe.

“It’s been kind of an adventure,” said Nate Potter, who runs the ski shop at Alta. Because no one was renting skis, he was helping to dig out the cars in the parking lot.

“Mine was completely buried over the hood and around the back. There’s 4 feet of snow. It took me about 30 minutes to get it out,” Potter said, adding that his shovel “has taken a beating today.”

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