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Avalanche Risk High Through Weekend In Northern Utah

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File photo of a snow-covered mountain range. (credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a snow-covered mountain range. (credit: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Avalanche Center is warning of high slide danger in northern Utah through the weekend.

Officials at the center issued a special avalanche bulletin for the next few days, saying conditions are dangerous in west, north and east-facing terrain above about 8,500 feet elevation.

They say human-triggered slides 1-3 feet deep are likely and could be triggered at a distance.

Avalanche experts recommend recreationalists stay on slopes that are less steep than about 35 degrees, and aren’t located below or next to steeper terrain.

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