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Winter Storm delivers heavy snowfall to Utah

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Posted at 11:04 AM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 13:40:36-05
Sundance had received 19" of snow by Christmas morning. Courtesy Sundance Mountain Resort

Sundance had received 19″ of snow by Christmas morning. Courtesy Sundance Mountain Resort

SALT LAKE CITY – It will be a White Christmas to remember across Utah.

The latest in a series of winter storms dumped several inches of snow in the valleys of northern Utah Friday, with more than a foot of snow falling at higher elevations.

Sundance Mountain Resort reported 19 inches of fresh snowfall over the past day. Brian Head received 12 inches. Other ski resorts including Brighton, Snowbird and Alta reported roughly a half-foot of fresh powder overnight, and the snow continued to fall at midday.

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The Utah Department of Transportation said approximately 500 snow plows were dispatched to clear 6,000 miles of interstates and highways on Christmas Day. However, roads remained snow-packed and slick resulting in numerous minor car accidents and slide-offs.

The snow was expected to continue over the Wasatch Front until late Friday afternoon.

The Salt Lake Valley can expect an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow with the mountains seeing another 1 to 4”. Temperatures will be quite a bit colder Friday night with the lows ranging from the single digits to the 10s. It will be dry this weekend but very cold, highs in the 20s and lows only in the single digits.

Snowfall Totals as of Friday 10:30 a.m.:

Salt Lake City – 2”
Cedar City – 2”
Elko – 2”
Ely – 5”
New Harmony – 5”
Deer Creek – 7″
Park City – 4″
Snowbird – 6″