SALT LAKE CITY — As another storm bears down on northern Utah, a Winter Storm Warning has been issued along the Wasatch Front starting Tuesday evening, including the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas.
The warning began at 8 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to last until 11 a.m. Wednesday. The cities of Salt Lake City, Logan, Provo, Lehi, Tooele, Sandy, Bountiful, West Jordan, Payson, Nephi and more are included in the warning.
The evening's rain rapidly turned to snow, covering roads and highways and causing more than 12,000 power outages.
Following a brief break, the snow will return and continue into the morning hours.
An accumulation of snow up to 5 inches is forecast for the Salt Lake Valley floors, while the benches can expect to see 4 to 8 inches.
Drivers are urged to practice extra caution while commuting in the morning as roads could appear to be snow-covered, but may have ice layers underneath. The commute along the Wasatch Front, Cache Valley and Interstate 15 corridor is expected to be difficult.
Sardine Canyon US 89/91 is white out conditions. Multiple cars off the road southbound and northbound lanes are at a stand still. Roads throughout cache county are slick and snow packed. Please stay home and watch a Christmas movie. 🎄— LCPD 9-1-1 Dispatch (@Logan_Cache_911) December 15, 2021
A viewer who owns a tow truck company asked me to remind viewers to SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for tow trucks, too!! And law enforcement, plows, etc. Let's make sure everyone is getting home to their families tonight! #utwx @fox13— Allison Croghan (@AllisonCroghan) December 15, 2021
Ahead of the rain and snow, heavy winds were seen across northern Utah Tuesday, with gusts reaching up to 75 miles per hour in Tooele County. A semi truck was blown over by the wind, causing parts of Interstate 80 to be closed down for hours.