Drivers urged to avoid Sardine Canyon due to whiteout conditions

Police lights. File photo: Gephardt Daily

LOGAN, Utah, Dec. 14, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Drivers are being urged to avoid Sardine Canyon Tuesday night due to whiteout conditions and multiple slide-offs.

“Sardine Canyon U.S. 89/91 has whiteout conditions,” said a tweet from LCPD 911 Dispatch. “Multiple cars off the road southbound and northbound lanes are at a standstill. Roads throughout Cache County are slick and snow packed. Please stay home and watch a Christmas movie.”

A previous tweet said that UDOT is advising chains or a 4X4 vehicle are required for travel in the canyon.

“Heavy snow being reported,” the tweet said. “Please do not attempt without the required chains or 4×4.”

Up to five inches of snow is expected in the valleys Tuesday overnight, while the benches could see up to eight inches. Mountain locations could see one to two feet of snow.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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