UDOT advises drivers to stay off the roads until after 10 a.m. as snowfall hits Wasatch Front

Posted at 6:05 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 15:17:48-05

The Utah Department of Transportation has issued a travel warning for Wednesday that advises commuters to stay home until after 10 a.m.

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“Across the Wasatch front, we are asking people if they have the flexibility to stay off the roads if possible until 10 a.m. That's when the storm should subside," UDOT spokesman John Gleason said. “But we're expecting several inches of road snow throughout the Salt Lake, Davis and Tooele valleys.”

Gleason said four to six inches of snow is expected along the I-15 corridor, and the focal point of the storm will be in the Farmington and Centerville area. Some road snow in the Ogden area is possible too.

"We're talking about a significant storm here, and it's one we want people to take seriously because we are taking it seriously and that's why we've asked people that if they have any flexibility to stay off the roads until about 10:00 tomorrow, but really all morning if you can stay off the roads, then that's probably the safest bet," Gleason said. "Our primary focus here is just to keep everyone safe. We take a lot of pride in clearing our roads, and we're going to be on top of this storm. We're putting down the brine solution [Tuesday night] and all the efforts to combat the snow."

The advisory is for the Wasatch Front where snowfall could reach up to 15 inches in certain areas, including Sandy.

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Wednesday Morning Forecast

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys through Wednesday evening as snow became more widespread Tuesday night. The worst of the storm is forecast to move through northern Utah by Wednesday morning.

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