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Winter storm warnings remain through Wednesday for parts of northern Utah

Posted at 9:21 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 08:17:54-05

A slow-moving winter storm will continue impacting much of Utah — particularly the Wasatch Front — through Wednesday afternoon.

Heavy road snow is expected at times for Salt Lake and Tooele counties, especially during the Wednesday morning commute.

READ: UDOT urges commuters to stay home until after 10 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, many areas could see more than a foot of snow accumulation, with locally higher totals possible on the benches.

The snowfall is expected to intensify overnight and through the morning in the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, where there is a Winter Storm Warning. The snow should slow down Wednesday afternoon and evening. The "lake effect" is expected make the snowfall heavier in the Salt Lake Valley, with up to one inch per hour.

READ: Some schools to cancel in-person classes Wednesday due to snow

A Winter Storm Warning is also in effect for the Wasatch Mountains south of I-80, where the Cottonwood Canyons are expected to receive the heaviest snow.

Winter Weather Advisories (less extreme) are in effect for the following regions:

  • Northern Wasatch Front
  • Southern Wasatch Front
  • Wasatch Mountain Valleys
  • Wasatch Mountains I-80 North
  • Western Uinta Mountains
  • Central and Southwest Mountains
  • Southern Utah Mountains
  • Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs

Some of these are in effect until early Wednesday morning, while others last until Wednesday evening.

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