An avalanche and difficult travel conditions have slowed and stopped drivers on Thursday morning. Lincoln County officials are asking residents to avoid driving the Snake River and Hoback area if possible.
“We are highly recommending people do not travel this evening and throughout tomorrow. With the dangers of avalanches, flooding and poor driving conditions, it’s just safer to stay home. Don’t risk it,” – WYDOT Avalanche Technician Jamie Yount
Many residents of Star Valley drive back and forth to Salt Lake City for many reasons. Air quality has become a concern that commuters may need to consider.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche advisory asking riders to avoid all avalanche terrain. (Photo: A Cottonwood avalanche broke trees up to six inches in diameter (Independent Photo by Dan Dockstader)
Ice fishing is a popular activity at Lincoln County’s Fontanelle Reservoir in south Lincoln County
Two snowmobilers used gasoline from one of their machines to start a fire which was in a pit covered with branches in order to keep warm for two nights spent in sub-zero temperatures. Attached photo of fire pit provided by Tip Top Search and Rescue member Aaron Koch.
Having a prepared plan and equipment and the knowledge of how to use it will save someone’s life in the event of an avalanche. The Star Valley Search & Rescue will be having their annual training this Thursday, December 29, from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Afton Civic Center.