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 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Snow & Slush


Updated: Saturday January 31, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.
Forecast Period: 8 A.M. through 8 P.M. Saturday
 

Periods of mountain snow and valley rain showers will slowly begin to taper off from north to south on Saturday. Areas of heavy mountain road snow across Southern Utah will remain a threat into late Saturday morning before snowfall decreases. Some higher elevation valley routes may also experience periods of brief road slush threw early Saturday morning across Southern Utah. Impacted routes include, but are not limited to, the following:

 For Northern Utah:

·         US-40through Daniel’s Canyon (south of Heber City)
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US-191, north of Vernal to the Wyoming border, and between Duchesne and Helper (through Indian Canyon)

For Central/Southern Utah:

·         I-70, between Cove Fort (I-15 Junction) and Green River, over Clear Creek and Ivie Creek Summits
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I-15, between Scipio and Parowan
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SR-153, east of Beaver
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SR-20, top of Bear Valley
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SR-143, between Parowan and Panguitch
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SR-14, east of Cedar City to US-89 (Long Valley Junction)
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SR-12, through Bryce Canyon and over Boulder Summit
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US-191, near Monticello
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US-89, between Circleville and Glendale
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US-6, through Soldier Summit (west of Price)

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 8 A.M. through 8 P.M. Saturday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Route-Specific Forecast for Snow & Slush


Updated: Saturday January 31, 2015 at 8:00 A.M.
Forecast Period: 8 A.M. through 8 P.M. Saturday

For Northern Utah:

For US-40:
1) Periods of light road snow and slush will continue to impact travel through Daniel’s Summit and Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City to Duchesne) through 7 A.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger through 10 A.M. Saturday.

For SR-35:
1) Periods of light road snow and slush will continue to impact travel between Woodland and Tabiona, through Wolf Creek Pass, through 6 A.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger through 11 A.M. Saturday.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass will continue to experience periods of light road snow and slush through 6 A.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger through 11 A.M. Saturday.

For US-191:
1) North of Vernal through Greendale Junction will continue to experience periods of light road snow and slush through 9 A.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger through Noon Saturday.
2) Periods of road slush and road snow will continue to impact travel through Indian Canyon Summit, between Duchesne and Helper, through 12 P.M. Saturday.


For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-70:
1) Periods of road slush and snow may impact travel from Cove Fort (I-15 Junction) to Sevier, over Clear Creek Summit, through 10 A.M. Saturday. Roadways will become mostly wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon before precipitation ends.
2) Salina to Fremont Junction, over Ivie Creek Summit, will continue to experience periods of road slush and road snow through 11 A.M. Saturday. Roadways may become mostly wet Saturday afternoon before precipitation ends. Patchy ice will be a threat Saturday night.
3) Periods of light road slush may impact I-70 over the San Rafael Swell, between Fremont Junction and Green River, through 10 A.M. Saturday. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, before precipitation ends.

For I-15:
1) Cove Fort to Parowan will run mostly wet under any showers through 2 A.M. Saturday. Periods of light road slush will then become a threat between 2 A.M. and 9 A.M. Saturday morning, especially over the I-15 Summits (Pine Creek Hill and Beaver Ridge).

For US-191:
1) Between Church Rock and Blanding, will continue to experience periods of road slush through 10 A.M. Saturday. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, except for under heavier snow showers. Patchy ice may be a concern Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

For US-89:
1) Periods of road slush will continue to impact travel between Circleville and Glendale through 10 A.M. Saturday morning. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, before precipitation ends.

For US-6:
1) From Tucker to Helper, through Soldier Summit, will continue to experience periods of light road slush through 8 A.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger through 10 A.M. Saturday.

For SR-31:
1) Periods of road snow and ice will continue to impact SR-31 between Fairview and Huntington through 11 A.M. Saturday.

For US-491:
1) Periods of road slush and light road snow will continue to impact travel from Monticello to the Colorado border through 9 A.M. Saturday morning. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, except for under heavier snow showers. Patchy ice may be a concern Saturday evening into Saturday night.

For SR-95:
1) From Fry Canyon to Blanding, will continue to experience periods of road slush and road snow through 10 A.M. Saturday. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, except for under heavier snow showers. Patchy ice may be a concern Saturday evening into Saturday night.

For SR-46:
1) Periods of road slush and road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact travel along SR-46 through La Sal to the Colorado border through 5 P.M. Saturday. Patchy ice may linger Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Other Central/Southern Routes:
1) SR-21 west of Milford will run mostly wet through 2 A.M. Saturday. Periods of light road slush will then become a threat between 2 A.M. and 9 A.M. Saturday morning.
2) SR-130 over Minersville Pass will run mostly wet through 2 A.M. Saturday. Periods of light road slush will then become a threat between 2 A.M. and 9 A.M. Saturday morning.
3) Periods of road slush will continue to impact travel on SR-62 between Kingston and SR-24 through 9 A.M. Saturday. Roads will generally run wet late Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon, before precipitation ends.

Other Central/Southern Mountain Routes:
1) Road snow, heavy in some areas, will continue to impair travel along SR-143 & SR-14 (near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument) through 2 P.M. Saturday. Areas of road snow and ice may linger through Saturday night.
2) Road snow, heavy in some areas, will continue to impair travel along SR-153 (east of Beaver) through 2 P.M. Saturday. Areas of road snow and ice may linger through Saturday night.
3) SR-20 (top of Bear Valley) will continue to experience periods of road slush and road snow through 11 A.M. Saturday morning. Roadways may become mostly wet Saturday afternoon under any lingering showers, with patchy ice a threat Saturday night into Sunday morning.
4) SR-12, between Panguitch and Torrey, will continue to experience periods of road snow and slush through 4 P.M. Saturday. Snow will become heavy in some areas, especially over Bolder Summit. Patchy road snow and ice may linger through Saturday night.
5) Periods of road snow and slush will continue to impact travel along SR-24, east of Richfield to Torrey, through 4 P.M. Saturday. Snow will become heavy in some areas, especially over Wayne Summit. Patchy road snow and ice may linger through Saturday night.
6) Periods of road snow and slush, heavy in some areas, will continue to impact travel along SR-72, between I-70 and Loa, through 4 P.M. Saturday. Areas of road snow and ice may linger through Saturday night.

 

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 A.M. through 8 P.M. Saturday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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