Much-needed snow finally falls in Salt Lake City area

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 22:57:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY — After it's been so long without snow, residents in northern Utah may be excused if they were wondering what those white flakes were falling from the sky Monday afternoon.

Snow began falling along the Wasatch Front, nearly 3 inches of snow had fallen in some areas.

RELATED: Strong wind gusts expected along Wasatch Front late Monday and early Tuesday

Snowbird sent in video below of the fresh snow at the resort

Fresh snow at Snowbird

About a half-inch of snow had fallen in portions of North Salt Lake up through the Centerville and Farmington area.

Along with the snow came treacherous driving conditions and traffic cameras picked up numerous accidents in the area.

The snow will diminish through the night as gusty winds move into northern Utah.