Road Weather Alerts

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Sunday, March 01, 2015

Road Weather Highlights for Road Snow and Slush


Updated: Sunday March 1, 2015 at 3 A.M.
Forecast Period: 3 A.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday
 

Periodic snow showers and pockets of dense fog will continue to impact portions of Central and Southern Utah into Sunday morning. Any additional snow accumulations through Sunday morning should remain on the light side. The next wave of moisture will develop across Southern Utah Sunday afternoon/evening and gradually spread northward Sunday night. Southeastern Utah will experience periods of rain and snow, while much of Southwestern and Central Utah will experience periods of heavy snowfall. Motorists should travel with extreme caution, as road snow is expected to become heavy Sunday night, especially across southern mountain roadways and even some valley routes. Precipitation will continue through the day Monday, as it spreads northward into portions of Northern Utah. Periods of rain and snow could continue through Tuesday as one last disturbance moves through the state. The following routes will be impacted Sunday through Monday morning:

For Northern Utah:

·         US-40, between Heber City and Duchesne; Daniels Summit
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US-191, North of Vernal

For Central/Southern Utah:

·         I-15, from Nephi south threw Cedar City
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I-70, entire route, especially Clear Creek and Ivie Creek Summits
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US-89, from Mt. Pleasant south threw Kanab
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US-191, south of Moab to Blanding; Indian Canyon Summit
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US-6, West Desert routes; Soldier Summit


This storm is expected to continue through Monday and Tuesday. Please check back frequently for updates.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 3 A.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Route-Specific Forecast for Road Snow and Slush


Updated: Sunday March 1, 2015 at 3 A.M.
Forecast Period: 3 A.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday
 

For Northern Utah:

For Salt Lake Valley & Utah Valley:
Motorists should watch for patchy ice mainly along bridges/overpasses and bench routes through 8 A.M. Sunday morning. Otherwise, roads are expected to remain dry through Sunday.

For areas near Park City and Heber City:
1.) Icy spots will continue to impact I-80 between Salt Lake City and Wyoming (over Parley’s Summit), through 9 A.M. Sunday morning. Canyon winds through Parley’s Canyon may gust to 40 m.p.h. Dry conditions are expected through the rest of Sunday.
2.) A few icy spots may continue to impact I-84 between Mountain Green and Echo Junction, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Canyon winds through Weber Canyon may gust to 45 m.p.h. Dry conditions are expected through the rest of Sunday.
3.)
Icy spots will continue to impact US-40 between I-80 and Heber City (over Mayflower Summit), through 9 A.M. Sunday. Dry conditions are expected through the rest of Sunday.
4.) Patchy ice will continue to impact US-189 through Provo Canyon, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Dry conditions are expected through the rest of Sunday.
5.) Patchy ice may linger along Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to dry during the day Sunday.

For US-40:
1.) Patchy road snow and ice may linger on US-40 through Daniel’s Canyon, (over Daniel’s Summit), through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to dry during the day Sunday. Periods of road slush will then become possible after 3 A.M. Monday through the forecast period. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) A few icy spots may continue to
impact US-40 through Duchesne and Vernal, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Otherwise, roads are expected to remain dry through Sunday. Patchy ice and light road slush may develop once again Monday morning, especially near Duchesne. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For US-191:
1.) Patchy road snow and ice may linger on portions of US-191 north of Vernal, through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to dry during the day Sunday. Periods of road slush will then become possible after 3 A.M. Monday through the forecast period. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For SR-150:
1.) Patchy road snow and ice may linger on portions of SR-150 from Kamas to Mirror Lake Gate, through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to dry during the day Sunday. Periods of light road slush and snow will then become possible Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For SR-35:
1.) Patchy ice may linger on portions of SR-35 from Frances to Tabiona (over Wolf Creek Pass), through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to dry during the day Sunday. Periods of light road slush and snow will then become possible Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-15:
1.) Patchy ice and areas of light road slush will continue to impact I-15 between Nephi and Leeds, through Sunday morning. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Road slush and snow will then develop from south to north after 6 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Road snow is expected to become heavy in some areas Sunday night, especially between Cedar City and Cove Fort (I-15 Junction). Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday. Please travel with caution.

For I-70:
1.) Patchy ice and areas of light road slush will continue to impact I-70 over Clear Creek Summit (between I-15 and Sevier), through Sunday morning. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, except for under a heavier snow shower. Periods of road slush and snow will then develop after 9 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Road snow is expected to become heavy at times Sunday night. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) I-70 between Sevier and Salina, may experience patchy ice through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Periods of light road slush and snow are then expected after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
3.) Patchy road snow and ice will linger on I-70 over Ivie Creek Summit (between Salina and Fremont Junction), through Sunday morning. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, except for under a heavier snow shower. Road slush and snow will then develop after 9 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Road snow is expected to become heavy at times. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
4.) I-70 between Fremont Junction and Green River, may experience patchy ice through 9 A.M. Sunday morning. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Periods of road slush and snow will then become possible after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For US-6:
1.) Patchy ice and pockets of light road slush may linger on US-6 between Nevada and Eureka, through 9 A.M. Sunday morning. Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet under any showers Sunday afternoon. Periods of light road slush and snow will then become possible after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) Patchy light road snow and ice may linger on US-6 over Soldier Summit (between Tucker and Helper), through 9 A.M. Sunday.  Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet under any showers Sunday afternoon. Periods of light road slush and snow will then become possible after 2 A.M. Monday. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
3.) US-6/US-191 from Price to Green River, may experience patchy ice through 8 A.M. Sunday. Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet under any showers Sunday afternoon. Periods of light road slush and snow will then become possible after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday. 

For US-50:
1.) Patchy ice and areas of light road slush may continue to impact US-50 between Delta and Salina, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Periods of light road slush and snow are then expected after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For US-89:
1.) Patchy ice and very light road slush may linger on US-89 between Thistle and I-70, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Periods of road slush and snow are then expected after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) Patchy ice and light road slush will continue to impact US-89 between I-70 and Circleville, through Sunday morning. Roads may turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Periods of road slush and snow will then develop after 9 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Road snow is expected to become heavy at times Sunday night. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
3.) Periods road slush and snow will continue to impact US-89 between Circleville and Glendale, through the forecast period. Road snow is expected to become heavy Sunday night. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday. Please travel with caution.
4.) US-89 from Glendale through Kanab, will continue to experience periods of road slush and snow through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Road snow may become heavy at times Sunday night, especially near Glendale. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For US-191:
1.) Areas of light road snow and ice will linger on US-191 over Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper), through Sunday morning. Periods of road slush and snow will then become possible after 2 A.M. Monday. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) Areas of light road snow and ice will continue to impact US-191 between La Sal Junction and Bluff through Sunday morning. Roads may trend more slushy or wet Sunday afternoon. Road snow, heavy at times, is expected after 6 P.M. Sunday through Sunday night, especially near Monticello and Blanding. Periods of snow will continue through Monday and possibly Tuesday.

Other Central/Southern Valley Routes:
1.) Periods of road slush and ice will continue to impact SR-130 over Minersville Pass (between Cedar City and Minersville), SR-21 (west of Beaver), and SR-56 (between the Nevada border and Cedar City), through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoon, under any light showers. Road slush and snow will then develop after 6 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Road snow is expected to become heavy in some areas Sunday night. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday. Please travel with caution.
2.) SR-95 between Lake Powell and Blanding (over Salvation Knoll), will continue to experience periods of road slush and ice through Sunday morning. Roads may trend wet Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Road snow, heavy at times, is expected after 6 P.M. Sunday through Sunday night, especially over Salvation Knoll. Periods of snow will continue through Monday and possibly Tuesday.
3.) Patchy ice will remain a threat along SR-28 (between Nephi and Gunnison), through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads turn mostly wet Sunday afternoon, under any light showers. Periods of light road slush and snow are then expected after 12 A.M. Monday through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
4.) SR-46 (between US-191 and the Colorado border), and US-491 (between Monticello and the Colorado border), will continue to experience periods of road slush and ice through Sunday morning. Roads may trend wet Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Road slush and snow is expected after 6 P.M. Sunday through Sunday night. Periods of snow will continue through Monday and possibly Tuesday.

Other Central/Southern Mountain Routes:
1.) Road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impair travel along SR-153 (east of Beaver), SR-143 over Brian Head (between Parowan and Panguitch), SR-20 top of Bear Valley (between US-89 and I-15), and SR-14 (east of Cedar City), through the forecast period. Snow is expected to continue into Monday night and possibly Tuesday. Motorists should travel with extreme caution.
2.) Periods of road slush and snow, heavy at times over higher elevations, will continue to impact travel along SR-12 over Boulder Summit and through Bryce Canyon (between Panguitch and Torrey), SR-62 (between Kingston and SR-24), SR-24 over Wayne Summit (between Richfield and Torrey), and SR-72 (through Hogan Pass), through the forecast period. Snow is expected to continue into Monday night and possibly Tuesday. Motorists should travel with extreme caution.
3.) SR-31 (between Fairview and Huntington), and SR-264/SR-96 (between US-6 and SR-31), will continue to see periods of road snow through the forecast period. The best threat will be after 11 P.M. Sunday through Monday morning. Snow is expected to continue into Monday night and possibly Tuesday.

This storm is expected to continue through Monday and Tuesday. Please check back frequently for updates.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 3 A.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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**This document is intended to be a forecast of statewide storm impacts. For updated roadway conditions & restrictions, please visit:  http://www.udottraffic.utah.gov/RoadWeatherForecast.aspx**
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