Avalanche Closed A Highway In Utah -- One Man Didn't Wait For It To Open

Credit: Fox13-Salt Lake City
I think we have all been in a situation like this before. A road is closed or the traffic is wicked jammed up and we know that it's going to take far longer than we would like to get home. After all, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I'm sure more than a few of us have thought about just ditching the car and heading out on foot. It could save some time and at least we'd still be moving. That is what makes this such a great story, this man actually did it.

William Perry was going to head through Provo Canyon to get home from a day of skiing in Park City. Unfortunately for him, and many others, local authorities turned him around because two avalanches closed the canyon road. This detour would have taken Perry about two and a half hours to get home. But, he did what most of us would only have pondered doing. He ditched his car, geared up, and headed across the pass on his skis.

Again, we all have had this thought a time or two. Also, it would take some backcountry skill to pull this off, so maybe it wouldn't be good for all of us to try it. Having said that, this man got an adventure and extended ski day all to avoid traffic and that is something we can all look up to.

Watch below for a more detailed report including an interview with William Perry and members of the Utah Dept. of Transportation. It's a great story all around.


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