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Road Conditions: Winds, ice lead to pile ups, semi restrictions, road closures

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Posted at 7:25 AM, Dec 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-30 13:59:46-05

Officials said high-profile vehicles are not recommended in Davis County because of winds over 70 mph.

UDOT said semi trucks should use extreme caution.

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Travel Alert from UDOT: Traffic UDOT Tuesday

Strong canyon winds and gusty downslope winds, along with areas of blowing snow, are expected to impact portions of the Wasatch Front through Tuesday evening. Tuesday morning expect reduced visibility and icy road conditions. Motorists should use caution and allow extra time for the morning and evening commutes. Winds and ice have forced restrictions for high-profile vehicles (semis, trailers). Winds will diminish Wednesday morning.

Wind gusts of 60+ mph are still impacting portions of I-15, US-89, and Legacy Parkway through Farmington. Wind gusts at the mouths of Ogden, Weber, and Parley’s Canyons are currently in the 45-50 mph range. Blowing snow will reduce visibilities and make travel difficult. Motorists should use caution.   

Strong canyon winds and gusty downslope winds, along with areas of blowing snow, will continue to impact portions of the Wasatch Front Tuesday into early Wednesday morning. Tuesday driving conditions will be treacherous through these areas due to reduced visibility and icy road conditions. Motorists should use caution and allow extra time for the morning and evening commutes. Winds will diminish Tuesday night. 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 & Farmington
·         I-84, through Weber Canyon
·         I-80, through Parley’s Canyon and Wahsatch Hill
·         US-89, all Northern routes, especially near Centerville
·         SR-67/Legacy Parkway, especially near Farmington
·         SR-39, entire route
–       US-189, Provo Canyon

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