Utah scientists say avalanche was largest disaster of type in modern history of North America

  • by: PAUL FOY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 7:15 PM

SALT LAKE CITY — The avalanche near Salt Lake City last year that carried enough rock, dirt and debris to bury New York's Central Park under 66 feet of rubble was North America's largest such disaster in modern history, according to University of Utah scientists.

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