Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories from the National Weather Service are in effect in parts of Utah through Saturday afternoon.
Winter Storm Warnings
The winter storm warnings are in place in Box Elder, Duchesne, Juab and Morgan counties from 3 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Heavy snow is expected, with snow accumulations of 12 to 20 inches, and higher snow totals in some areas. Wind gusts could reach 50 mph.
The warning affects the western Uinta Mountains and the Wasatch Mountains.
According to NWS, travel could be very difficult to impossible as blowing snow will result in poor visibility. Travelers are urged to carry extra flashlights, food and water in their vehicles in case of emergency.
Winter Weather Advisories
Winter weather advisories are in effect for Cache, Carbon and Emery counties beginning Friday afternoon through 4 p.m. Saturday.
Snow accumulations of two to five inches are expected in the Cache Valley, and snow accumulation of five to 10 inches are expected in the Wasatch Plateau, Book Cliffs and Central Mountain areas.
Blowing snow could complicate travel due to poor visibility. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution while traveling.
Visit udot.utah.gov to check road conditions.
Southbound U.S. Highway 89 was closed at the mouth of Sardine Canyon in Cache Valley Friday evening. It was reopened about an hour later, but with a warning from Cache County Dispatch: "You will not make it through the canyon without chains or 4x4."
Sardine Canyon southbound lanes are now open. Chains or 4x4's are required. You will not make it through the canyon without chains or 4x4. Please do not attempt.— LCPD 9-1-1 Dispatch (@Logan_Cache_911) November 14, 2020
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