Snow affecting commutes through much of Utah Monday morning

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 09:35:35-05

UTAH — The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for central and southern Utah through Monday, and the storm is expected to bring 6-12 inches of snow to central mountains and 1-3 feet of snow in the southern mountains while parts of northern Utah could see a few inches.

Wasatch Front
The NWS issued a winter weather advisory for the central and southern parts of the Wasatch Front, with accumulations of 1-4 inches. The advisory is in effect until 4 p.m.

Central Utah
Snow accumulations of 1-3 feet are expected in the central mountains of Utah, and a winter storm warning is in effect until 11 p.m. The NWS reports travel will be significantly impacted aloong all routes through central and southern Utah. Be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions in the area.

West Central Utah, Southwestern Utah, Sanpete Valley and Sevier Valley
A winter storm warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Monday. Snow accumulations of 10-18 inches are expected in southwestern Utah and along the I-15 corridor through west central Utah. Snow accumulations of 4-10 inches are expected along the remainder of west central Utah, as well as the Sanpete and Sevier valleys.

The Utah Department of Transportation posted a map of the state, showing areas they expected to experience difficult weather conditions through Tuesday.

The snow largely missed northern Utah Sunday, but Monday snow is expected to return to the northern parts of the state. The heavier snowfall will be farther south.

Wind gusts of 15-25 mph are also possible Monday.

Cedar Communications, which provides dispatch for Cedar City, posted on Facebook Sunday night that conditions were extremely snowpacked and plows were struggling to keep up. The post asked motorists to avoid heading north or south from Cedar City during the storm unless absolutely necessary.

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