2 snowmobilers dead in avalanche

December 24, 2008 12:01:22 PM PST
Authorities say an avalanche has killed two snowmobilers in northern Utah as new snowfall has made the slopes increasingly unstable. Cache County sheriff's Lt. Matt Bilodeau says the slide occurred Wednesday in the Rockies near the Utah-Idaho state line.

Bilodeau said search teams didn't believe anyone else was caught in the avalanche.

The Utah Avalanche Center has cautioned people not to venture into the backcountry in the region north of Salt Lake City.