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Storm lives up to billing as snow falls across Utah

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Posted at 8:59 AM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 00:27:59-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A weekend storm that brought warnings across most of the state lived up to its billing and then some.

Heavy snow accumulation was found in both the valleys and mountains of northern Utah, with the snow continuing to fall Sunday morning. The Salt Lake Valley and Tooele Valley were under a Winter Storm Warning through 11 a.m.

FOX 13 News meteorologist Brek Bolton has the latest below on when to expect the next storm

Utah's Weather Authority | Short break from the snow - Sunday, March 6 evening forecast

The storm also left nearly 30,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers without electricity, mainly in the Salt Lake area. By 10:30 p.m., it was down to about 1,800.

"We are aware of scattered outages throughout Central Utah caused by the severe winter storm. We have crews working around the clock to restore services to all those affected as quickly and safely as possible," said a statement on the Rocky Mountain Power website.

Early snowfall totals in northern Utah saw considerable amounts:

  • WEST JORDAN - 5"
  • MILLCREEK - 5"
  • ROSE PARK - 4"
  • TOOELE - 4"

Salt Lake City police responded to numerous weather-related hazards, including downed wires throughout the city Sunday. One fallen tree branch stuck on a utility line caused a small fire.

Salt Lake City tree branch
Tree branch stuck on utility line in Salt Lake City

Photos sent to FOX 13 News showed tree damage in areas such as Kearns and West Jordan.

Kearns Tree Damage
A tree fell on a car in Kearns

Between Saturday night and Sunday night, Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to 114 crashes and helped 169 other drivers get their vehicles off the roadways.

"Tonight will be cold, making icy roads a very high probability for the morning commute. Make the decision tonight to give yourself more time and drive slow," UHP wrote. "As a reminder, drive slow tomorrow and let's all have a great commute!"

UHP also said troopers have been seeing abandoned vehicles on the shoulders of Utah's highways.

"With more snow to come, please do not leave vehicles," the agency wrote in a tweet. "Snow plows have a very difficult time getting around abandoned vehicles and in some cases can't plow the area."