VIDEO: UDOT Workers Reflect on Surviving Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT

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In this video, Utah Department of Transportation workers share their experience after they were caught in an avalanche in an area of Little Cottonwood Canyon that hasn’t seen a slide in decades and had to be rescued last week during a ‘historic’ avalanche cycle in the canyon. 

“We don’t want to expose anyone to an avalanche like what happened to me,” Jake Brown told KSL News, a roadway operations manager for the cottonwood canyons.

KSL News reports that this is the first time that the slide path which buried Brown’s truck has avalanched in 40 years. 

The avalanche danger last week in Utah rose to ‘extreme,’ and historic-size avalanches breaking thousands of feet wide and up to 10 feet deep were recorded in several areas of LCC. 

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