Heavy snow, strong winds to make Monday driving hazardous across Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Most of Utah is under a winter storm warning, with high winds and heavy snow expected Monday along the entire Wasatch Front.

The National Weather Service is advising that snow accumulations of four to eight inches are expected from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Cache Valley, the Northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake and Tooele valleys and the Southern Wasatch Front.

Greater accumulations are being forecast along the benches and near Tooele.

Winds may be gusting as high as 30 mph throughout the area, with especially strong gusts up to 55 mph in the Great Salt Lake area, including on State Route 30 and Interstates 84 and 80; San Rafael Swell, including along I-70; and South Central Utah and the Glen Canyon Recreation Area, including Lake Powell.

Castle Country is expected to experience northwest gusts in excess of 60 mph.

Image: NWS

“Travel may be difficult as early as the Monday morning commute, lasting into Monday night,” according to the NWS website. “Expect winter driving conditions with snow covered roadways. Consider replenishing your car kit of extra clothing, food, water, flashlight and other supplies.”

In Utah’s Wasatch Mountain valleys and southwest Wyoming, heavy snow with accumulations of five to 10 inches is expected from 6 a.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers are cautioned to be ready for snow-covered roadways and low visibility due to blowing snow.

 

 

 

 

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