Winter weather to affect Monday commutes in much of Utah

Posted at 6:52 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 14:36:15-05

Despite a lull in precipitation Monday morning, more rain and snow is expected throughout the day and roads are wet, slushy and slick in northern Utah.

Winter Storm Warnings or Advisories are effect for parts of Utah through 9 p.m. Monday.

Northern Utah valleys saw snow and rain early Monday, but by about 6:30 a.m. most areas were getting a break—with snowfall continuing in some of the higher elevations and in the Ogden Valley area.

Utah Highway Patrol said as of about 12:30 p.m. Monday, they have responded to 56 crashes statewide.

"Spots of icy and slushy roadway are out there in some unexpected places," the agency wrote via Twitter. "Please adjust your speed accordingly."

UHP also reminded motorists to move vehicles involved in fender benders off the road and to move over and slow down when passing emergency vehicles assisting at crash scenes.

While warmer temperatures are expected Monday, a system arriving later in the morning or early in the afternoon should bring more inclement weather that may affect the evening commute.

Most valley areas will see a mixture of rain and snow, while snow will fall at higher elevations.

Northern mountains and the Wasatch Plateau could see a total of 6 to 12 inches accumulated through Monday night, with 2 to 4 inches possible in mountain valleys.

Cache Valley, Salt Lake and Tooele counties and other parts of the Wasatch Front can expect up to 1-3 inches of snow.

Up to 2 inches are expected in southwest Wyoming.

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