Winter storm arrives in northern Utah; Will push southward over coming days

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-21 15:46:57-05

A cold front has arrived in northern Utah and will push southward over the next couple days.

1:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service is warning drivers to be careful on Interstate 15 between Beaver and Cedar City as a band of moderate-to-heavy snow moves across the area, bringing "quick reductions to visibility and winter driving conditions" through 4 p.m.

9:50 a.m.

FOX 13 meteorologist Brek Bolton was live from the Weather Beast showing live conditions in Big Cottonwood Canyon where the snow is beginning to stick to the roads.

9:35 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports the Cache Valley received up to 2 inches of snow this morning.

FULL FORECAST: Widespread snow; Much colder this week

8:15 a.m.

The parking lots at Brighton and other ski resorts are starting to fill up as people take advantage of the fresh snow and the Preisdent's Day holiday. UDOT says traffic is becoming congested in the Cottonwood Canyons and traction laws are in effect.

They encourage people to take the UTA Ski Bus.

Forecasted snow over the next 24 hours for the northern half of Utah

7:45 a.m.

Snowplows are out and UDOT is asking drivers to travel with caution and make room for plows as snow blankets much of Utah, creating potentially hazardous driving conditions.

Forecasted snow over the next 24 hours for the southern half of Utah

7:00 a.m.

Surfaces in the Salt Lake Valley were already covered in snow by 7 a.m. Monday and traction laws were implemented in the Cottonwood Canyons as slick driving conditions became possible.

Valley floors were seeing snow accumulations by 7:30 a.m. but roads weren't too treacherous.

We conditions were expected to last through most of the day and evening for northern Utah.

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Utah County and southward are expected to receive the brunt of the storm.

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The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Utah through 7 p.m. Monday.