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Weather forces multiple canyon closures around northern Utah

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 13:31:46-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol has closed parts of I-80 and I-84 due to snowy weather and a semitrailer rollover.

I-80 at Parleys Canyon was closed “until the snow can be better cleared.” The eastbound lanes reopened as of 10 a.m.

In Weber Canyon, the westbound lanes of I-84 near the rest stop due to a semitrailer rollover.

Big Cottonwood Canyon will be closed between 12:30 and 1:30 for avalanche control. Little Cottonwood Canyon will likely remain closed for avalanche control for most of the day.

The Utah Department of Transportation has “all hands on deck” as a major winter storm is causing dangerous driving conditions on these and other roadways throughout the state.

Check on traffic conditions here and weather conditions here.

Drivers are urged to slow down, increase following distance and give themselves more time to reach their destinations Monday. Visit utahwinterdriving.org for more tips on driving safely in winter weather conditions.

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