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Snow makes for slick roads in portions of northern Utah Tuesday, more snow possible Wednesday

Posted at 7:00 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 13:36:11-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Lake effect snow is falling in some parts of northern Utah Tuesday morning but is expected to clear out as temperatures climb.

Snow is falling in some areas in Salt Lake and Utah counties Tuesday morning. That snow is expected to taper off as temperatures warm up in the afternoon.

Snow in Magna on February 19, 2019. Photo courtesy Scott

A photo courtesy Scott Taylor showed the conditions in Magna shortly before 5 a.m., while the National Weather Service tweeted around 7:30 that roads are likely to be "very slick" in parts of Utah County.

Some areas could see between 1 and 3 inches of accumulation from that snowfall, and colder than average temperatures are expected in much of Utah.

Tooele Schools reminded parents and students Tuesday morning to be safe while driving and "We respect a parents decision if a student is late/absent due to weather (let the school know if it's excused)."

Moab Police say schools in their area remain open, but snow accumulations are significant and citizens should not travel unless necessary.

In Emery County, State Route 31 through Huntington Canyon remains closed as crews assess further danger following an avalanche on Monday, which was estimated at 200 yards wide or more. The road is closed from the Crandall Canyon Mine intersection to just below Electric Lake.

The next storm arrives Wednesday and brings a 50% chance of snow showers. Light snow showers could begin shortly after midnight in some areas, while other areas will see cloudy conditions.

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