Winter storm warning is in effect

Posted at 6:53 AM, Jan 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-28 13:25:02-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the mountain areas of northern Utah that will be in effect until 4 a.m.Thursday. A similar warning is in effect for the other areas of Utah, including the Wasatch Front until Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Utah Department of Transportation is working to clear snow-packed roads for the morning commute. Click to see current road conditions from UDOT.

"At a certain point we had two to three inches falling in an hour and that amount falling that fast, you are going to have problems no matter how many plows are out on the road," said John Gleason, UDOT spokesman.

Gleason said it has been a wild winter and the plow crews have been kept busy.

"They live for this opportunity and want to make the roads as safe as possible," Gleason said.

Through 3 a.m. Monday, the National Weather Service reports nearly 10 inches of snow at the Salt Lake City International Airport and 12 inches of snow in Centerville. See additional snow totals from NWS.

NWS says one to two feet of snow accumulation is possible during this storm, with higher amounts along the west-facing slopes.

The snow is expected to taper off during the day Monday, but will become steady and heavy at times in the evening through Tuesday, according to NWS.

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