Utah’s roads are slick and more snow is coming; another challenging commute in the offing

UTAH, Feb. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service are advising everyone to stay off the roads tonight and into Monday if possible as heavy snow blankets large portions of the state.

According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory is in effect for the Wasatch Mountains, Interstate 80, Western Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs, Central and Southern Mountains, including Woodruff, Randolph, Alta, Brighton, Mirror Lake Highway, Scofield, Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon.

In the advisory areas, snow showers will still be hitting the higher elevations on Monday, with accumulating snow possibly developing near the Idaho border Monday morning into early Monday evening. The colder temperatures are expected to stick around on Monday as well.

The National Weather Service says high pressure will provide a short break from the snow Tuesday through Wednesday, but be ready for the snow to return Wednesday night through Thursday as the next Pacific storm system sweeps through.

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“The potential for heavy snow will exist, especially for the northern and western portions of the outlook area,” NWS said in its online forecast.

Snow continues early Monday morning for southern/eastern Utah, with a threat for snow showers lingering all night and through early Monday for Northern Utah as well.

According to the NWS and UDOT, The following routes will experience weather-related travel concerns during the forecast period:

– I-15, Entire Route

– I-84, Entire Route

– I-80, Entire Route

– I-70, Entire Route

– US-40, Entire Route

– US-89, Entire Route

– US-191, Entire Route

– US-6, Entire Route

– SR-14, Entire Route

– SR-20, Entire Route

– SR-143, Entire Route

– SR-153, Entire Route

– SR-189, Entire Route

– SR-190, Entire Route

– SR-210, Entire Route

The next storm system is expected to reach Utah on Saturday. For updated information from NWS, click here. 

For current information from Utah Department of Transportation regarding road restrictions and requirements, click here.

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