SALT LAKE CITY — Much of northern Utah and the Wasatch Front was added to the Winter Weather Advisory that previously stopped short in the central part of the state. A High Wind Warning was also issued for Davis, Weber and Cache counties.
The new advisory, which goes into effect for the northern sections at 7 p.m., says up to three inches of snow may fall in the Salt Lake Valley, and as much as 12 inches in the Wasatch Mountains. The advisory will remain through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Weather Service said heavy winds will also be strong up north as a High Wind Warning remains in effect with gusts up to 65 mph near Farmington Canyon, Logan and Weber and Ogden canyons.
Winds were gusting up to 59 mph at 6 p.m. on US-89 at Park Lane.
Some highways in central Utah were temporarily closed Tuesday evening due to winter storms.
Around 6:30 p.m., the Utah Department of Transportation announced that northbound I-15 was closed near Scipio in Millard County. It was back open by 7:30.
U.S. Highway 6 was also closed to westbound traffic north of Helper due to a crash, but has since been reopened.
Areas in the central and southern parts of Utah are under previously issued warnings and advisories. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued Milford down to the Arizona border, while an Advisory is in place from around Nephi south to Milford.
Strong canyon winds are expected to develop this afternoon and through the overnight hours along the northern Wasatch Front! Localized gusts in excess of 55 mph are expected near Farmington and Logan Canyons, otherwise, gusts in excess of 45 mph are expected near canyons #UTwx pic.twitter.com/ZLHjIkEDAZ— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 22, 2022
Snow accumulations up to eight inches are possible for southwest Utah, as well as Zion, Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef national parks and surrounding areas. Other areas under advisories can see as much as five inches of snow in some locations.
All advisories and warnings are set to expire at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Drivers are told to use caution while on the road as dangerous conditions could make for hazardous commutes.