Road Weather Alerts

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014

Road Weather Highlights:
Road Snow
Sunday P.M. - Tuesday A.M.


Text Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Forecast Period: 2 P.M. Sunday through 10 A.M. Tuesday
 

A slow moving winter storm will continue to impact northern and central portions of the state on Sunday and Monday, bringing periods of road snow and patchy ice to most mountain and valley routes. The best threat for road snow will be on Sunday into Sunday night. Periodic flurries and light snow showers will then continue through Monday, with lingering patchy ice Monday night through Tuesday morning. Travel will be impacted on most roadways, including but not limited to, the following routes:

·         I-15, ID state line to Beaver
·         I-84, Entire Route
·         I-80, Entire Route
·             I-70, Entire Route, especially over Clear Creek and Ivie Creek Summits
·         SR-30, Entire Route
·         US-89, All Northern and Central routes
·         US-189, Through Provo Canyon
·         US-40, Entire Route
·         US-6, NV state line to I-15 Junction
·         US-6, Spanish Fork through Price
·         US-191, Wyoming border though Indian Canyon
·         SR-31, Fairview Canyon through Huntington Canyon



Snow is expected across Southern Utah beginning late Tuesday evening as the system moves south.

 

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 2 P.M. Sunday through 10 A.M. Tuesday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.
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Route-Specific Forecast:
Road Snow
Sunday P.M. - Tuesday A.M.



Text Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Forecast Period: 2 P.M. Sunday through 10 A.M. Tuesday
 

For Northern Utah:

For the Logan area:
1.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact valley routes (US-89, US-91, SR-30) through 10 P.M. Sunday. Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will remain a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.
2.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will impact mountain routes (US-89 over Logan and Sardine Summits) through the forecast period.

For north/west of Tremonton:

1.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact I-15 and I-84 north and west of Tremonton through 8 P.M. Sunday. Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will remain a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.
2.) Periods of road snow, with areas of blowing snow, will continue to impact SR-30 west of I-84 through 6 P.M. Sunday. Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will remain a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.

For Ogden area:
1.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact valley routes (I-15, US-89, I-84) through 10 P.M. Sunday, with periods of light road snow and patchy ice a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.
2.) East of Ogden, periods of road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact SR-39 to Monte Cristo, SR-167 (Trappers Loop), SR-158 to Powder Mountain, and SR-226 to Snowbasin, through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat through Sunday evening.

For Salt Lake/Tooele area:
1.) Periods of road snow will impact valley routes (I-15, Legacy Pkwy, Bangerter Hwy, I-80, SR-201, SR-36) between 2 P.M. Sunday – 10 A.M. Monday, with periods of light road snow and patchy ice a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.
2.) East of Salt Lake, periods of road snow will continue to impact I-80 over Parley’s Summit through the forecast period.
3.) West of Salt Lake, periods of light road snow, with areas of blowing snow, will impact I-80 from milepost 77 to Lake Pointe through 10 A.M. Monday.

For Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons:
1.) Road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (SR-190 and SR-210) through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat through 4 P.M. Sunday.

For Orem/Provo:
1.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact valley routes (including I-15 and US-89) between through 11 P.M. Sunday, with periods of light road snow and patchy ice a threat through the remainder of the forecast period.
2.) Periods of road snow will impact Provo Canyon (US-189) to Heber City after 4 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period.

For Park City and Heber City:
1.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact I-80 from Parley’s Summit to Wyoming through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat through 4 P.M. Sunday mainly near the Wyoming border.
2.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact routes near Park City, including US-40 over Mayflower Summit, through the forecast period.
3.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact US-40 over Daniels Summit (southeast of Heber City) through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat through 4 P.M. Sunday.

For Eastern Uinta Mountains & Uinta Basin:
1.) Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will impact US-40 near Duchesne after 3 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period.
2.) Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will impact US-40 from Roosevelt to Colorado (through Vernal) from late Sunday evening through the forecast period.
3.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times near the summits, will impact US-191 and SR-44 between Vernal and Wyoming from 1 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period.

For Other Northern Mountain Routes:
1.) Periods of road snow will continue to impact SR-16 through Randolph and Woodruff, SR-224 (from Kimball Junction through Park City), SR-248 (from the SR-224 Junction to Kamas), SR-150 (to Mirror Lake Highway winter closure), SR-92 through American Fork Canyon (east of Lehi), and SR-73 (west of Lehi) throughout the forecast period.

For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-15:
1.) Periods of road snow and patchy ice will impact I-15 between Spanish Fork and Scipio beginning 11 A.M. Sunday through the forecast period.
2.) Periods of road snow and patchy ice will impact I-15 between Scipio and Beaver beginning 3 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period.

For I-70:
1.) Periods of road snow and patchy ice will impact I-70 from I-15 Junction (Cove Fort) to Sevier (through Clear Creek Summit) from Sunday evening through the forecast period. Periodic snow is expected to continue through Wednesday.
2.) Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will impact I-70 from Sevier to Salina from Sunday evening through the forecast period. Periodic snow is expected to continue through Wednesday.
3.) Periods of road snow and patchy ice will impact I-70 from Salina through Fremont Junction (through Ivie Creek Summit) from Sunday evening through the forecast period. Periodic snow is expected to continue through Wednesday.
4.) Periods of light road snow will impact I-70 from Fremont Junction to the Colorado border (through Ghost Rocks and Green River) from very late Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

For US-6:
1.) Periods of road snow will impact US-6 between Nevada and Spanish Fork between 11 A.M. Sunday and through the forecast period.
2.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will impact US-6 over Soldier Summit (between Spanish Fork and Price) from 11 A.M. Sunday and through the forecast period.

For US-50:
1.) Periods of light road snow and patchy ice will impact US-50 between Delta and Salina between 3 P.M. Sunday and through the forecast period.

For US-89:
1.) Periods of road snow and patchy ice will impact US-89 between Thistle and Sevier from 12 P.M. Sunday and through the forecast period.

For US-191:
1.) Periods of road snow, heavy at times, will impact Highway 191 over Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) from 2 P.M. Sunday and through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat from 4 A.M. through 4 P.M. Sunday.

Other Central/Southern Routes:
1.) SR-28 (between Nephi and Gunnison) and SR-21 (from US-6 Junction to Milford) will see periods of light road snow and patchy ice after 12 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period.
2.) SR-31 over SR-31 Summit (between Fairview and Huntington) and SR-264/Skyline Drive (between US-6 and SR-31) will see periods of road snow after 12 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period. Pockets of blowing snow will be a threat from 4 A.M. through 8 P.M. Sunday.
3.) SR-158 (east of Beaver) and SR-24 through Wayne Summit (between Richfield and Loa) will see periods of light road snow and patchy ice from late Sunday evening through the forecast period.

 

Snow is expected across Southern Utah beginning Tuesday evening as the system moves south.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 2 P.M. Sunday through 10 A.M. Tuesday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Road Weather Highlights:
Strong Canyon Winds
Monday P.M. – Wednesday P.M. 


Text Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3 P.M.
Forecast Period: 6 P.M. Monday through 12 P.M. Wednesday


A strong pressure gradient will bring strong canyon winds and gusty downslope winds, along with areas of blowing snow, to the Northern Salt Lake Valley and Bountiful areas. The Tuesday morning commute will be treacherous through these areas, and motorists should use caution. Travel will be heavily impacted on most highlighted roadways, including but not limited to, the following routes:

·         I-15, Brigham City to North Salt Lake, especially near Centerville
·         I-84, through Weber Canyon
·         I-80, through Parley’s Canyon and Wahsatch Hill

·         US-89, all Northern routes, especially near Centerville
·         SR-190 & SR-210, through the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons
·         SR-39, entire route



See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 6 P.M. Monday through 12 P.M. Wednesday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.

 


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Route-Specific Forecast:
Strong Canyon Winds
Monday P.M. – Wednesday P.M.



Text Updated: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3 P.M.
Forecast Period: 6 P.M. Monday through 12 P.M. Wednesday

For Northern Utah:

For the Logan area:
1.) Periods of gusty winds and blowing snow will impact valley routes (US-89, US-91, SR-30) through the forecast period. Visibilities may be reduced at times from blowing snow.
2.) Periods of gusty winds and blowing snow, heavy at times, will impact mountain routes (US-89 over Logan and Sardine Summits) Monday evening through noon Wednesday. Visibilities may be greatly reduced at times, and drivers should use caution.

For Brigham City/Ogden area:
1.) Periods of strong winds and blowing snow will impact valley routes (I-15, US-89, I-84) beginning Monday evening through 10 A.M. Wednesday. Visibilities may be reduced at times from blowing snow, and drivers should use caution.
2.) East of Ogden, periods of gusty winds and blowing snow, heavy at times, will impact SR-39 to Monte Cristo, SR-167 (Trappers Loop), SR-158 to Powder Mountain, and SR-226 to Snowbasin, through the forecast period. Visibilities may be reduced at times from blowing snow.
3.) Peak gusts will be between 5 A.M. – 11 A.M. Tuesday morning.

For the Centerville/Farmington area:
1.) Periods of strong winds and blowing snow will impact valley routes (I-15, US-89, I-84) beginning Monday evening through 12 P.M. Wednesday. Blowing snow will also lower visibilities, and make travel treacherous. Drivers of high profile vehicles should use caution.
2.) SR-106 and SR-67/Legacy Parkway will experience periods of strong winds and blowing snow beginning Monday evening through 12 P.M. Wednesday. Blowing snow will also lower visibilities, and make travel treacherous. Drivers of high profile vehicles should use caution.
3.) Peak gusts will be between 5 A.M. – 11 A.M. Tuesday morning.

For the Salt Lake area:
1.) Periods of gusty winds and blowing snow will impact valley routes (I-15, Legacy Pkwy) beginning Monday evening through 10 A.M. Wednesday. Drivers should use caution.
2.) SR-186/Foothill Drive and the Upper Avenues will experience periods of gusty winds beginning Monday evening through 10 A.M. Wednesday.
3.) East of Salt Lake, periods of gusty winds and blowing snow will impact I-80 over Parley’s Summit from 6 P.M. Monday through the forecast period.

For Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons:
1.) Periods of blowing snow and reduced visibilities will impact Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (SR-190 and SR-210) from 8 P.M. Monday through 10 A.M. Wednesday.

For Other Northern Mountain Routes:
1.) Periods of gusty winds and blowing snow will impact SR-16 through Randolph and Woodruff, SR-224 (from Kimball Junction through Park City), and SR-65 & SR-66 (Trapper’s Loop and East Canyon Reservoir areas), throughout the forecast period.


See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 6 P.M. Monday through 12 P.M. Wednesday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.

 


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**This document is intended to be a forecast of statewide storm impacts. For updated roadway conditions & restrictions, please visit:  http://www.udottraffic.utah.gov/RoadWeatherForecast.aspx**
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