Avalanche warning in effect for parts of eastern Idaho

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PRESTON — The Forest Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City has issued a backcountry avalanche warning that includes parts of eastern Idaho.

The warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27. The Bear River Range and the Wasatch Mountains in southeast Idaho are included in the warning area.

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Recent snow combined with high winds has created widespread areas of unstable snow. Human-triggered avalanches are possible and can be triggered remotely from a distance and from below.

People are warned to stay off and out from under slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

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