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Snowfall blankets parts of northern Utah Wednesday morning

Traction law in effect for Big and Little Cottonwood canyons
Snow in Mountain Green, April 14, 2021
Garden City Snow, April 14, 2021
Posted at 8:09 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 12:54:54-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Light snowfall blanketed parts of northern Utah Wednesday morning as a storm system also brought heavy wind to the region.

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According to the National Weather Service's Salt Lake City office, the Cache Valley is receiving snowfall and wind continues to gust at 45-55 mph. The snow and wind will create near whiteout conditions in the nearby Logan Canyon and Sardine Canyon areas.

Snow will accumulate on roadways at higher elevations, potentially causing slushy conditions in high elevation areas of northern Utah's mountains and canyons through Wednesday afternoon.

The Utah Department of Transportation has put the state's Traction Law into effect for both Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

NWS Salt Lake City has already received reports of snow sticking to the roadway in the Weber Canyon area and near the intersection of I-84 and U.S. 89. Drivers are required four-wheel drive, tire chains or other approved traction devices to travel in the canyons.

Road conditions are expected to improve after 6 p.m. as the storm dissipates.

The National Weather Service reports the Ogden benches received a half-inch of snow, and about an inch of snowfall was reported in the Morgan and Duchesne areas.

FOX 13 viewers reported additional snowfall in Vernal, Mountain Green and Garden City.

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Watch FOX 13 for updates.