The road through Provo Canyon will be periodically closed today for avalanche control preparations. The closures will be between Bridal Veil Falls and Frazier Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will last about 15 minutes each.

Geoff Dupaix, a spokesman for Utah's Department of Transportation, said the preparations are a "dress rehearsal" to avalanche control.

UDOT also coordinates with Sundance Ski Patrol and the Utah Highway Patrol and today's procedures make sure everyone is on the same page, he said.