Road Weather Alerts

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Road Snow/Slush & Winds


Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 12 A.M. Sunday through 6 P.M. Sunday
                   

For Northern Utah

For Valley Routes:
Snow showers filling back across the Salt Lake and Utah Valley will make valley routes slushy through the night, especially on bridges/overpasses and on bench routes. The weather and roads will begin to clear through Sunday afternoon, and any melting snow pack along road sides will keep roads running wet through the day before refreezing Sunday evening. High winds, with crosswind gusts 35-45 mph will impact routes, including SR-30 and I-80 west of Salt Lake City, Saturday night through 8 A.M. Sunday morning. Mountain routes over summits—Logan, Sardine, Parley’s Summits—will also be prone to blowing snow overnight.

For Mountain Routes:
Periods of snow will still linger through the northern and central Utah Mountains through late Sunday morning, keeping areas of road snow/slush a concern for those higher elevation routes. Heavy road snow and periods of blowing/drifting snow will make travel difficult for some northern mountain routes through Saturday night, including I-80 through Parley’s Summit, US-89 over Logan Summit, and US-40 through Daniels Summit. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will remain a concern through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For Central & Southern Utah

For Valley Routes:
Valley corridors, including I-15 southwards to Cedar City, will see snow showers through Saturday night, impacting roads with slush and patchy ice throughout the rest of the forecast period. Portions of US-89, from Panguitch northward, as well as the I-15 summits, will see impacted roads with road snow/slush Saturday night. Snow showers will start to taper off early Sunday morning. Post-frontal westerly wind gusts of 40-50 mph will also be a concern along SR-10 between Price and Fremont Junction on I-70 through Sunday.

For Mountain Routes:
Snow showers will still linger through the central Utah Mountains through Sunday morning into the early afternoon, keeping areas of road snow/slush a concern for those higher elevation routes. Road snow and blowing snow will impact mountain routes, including Clear Creek Summit & Ivie Creek Summit on I-70 through early Sunday morning. SR-31 will have the best threat of seeing heavy road snow and blowing/drifting snow Saturday night. The weather and roads will begin to clear through Sunday afternoon, and any melting snow pack along road sides will keep roads running wet through the day before refreezing in the evening.

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 & Slush


Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 12 A.M. Sunday through 6 P.M. Sunday

For Northern Utah

Snow showers filling back into the valley will bring periods of light road snow/slush to the valley floor, especially on bridges/overpasses and on bench routes. The threat for valley slush will begin to taper off by 10 A.M. Sunday morning. This wave of snow will also spread into the mountains tonight and will linger through the northern Utah Mountains through midday Sunday, keeping areas of road snow a concern for those higher elevation routes. The weather and roads will begin to clear through Sunday afternoon, and any melting snow pack along road sides will keep roads running wet through the day before refreezing in the evening.

For I-80:
1.) I-80 through Salt Lake City will experience periods of road slush/patchy ice through 9 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses.
2.) Parleys Canyon to WY border will continue to see periods of road and blowing snow (especially at Parleys Summit) through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For I-15:
1.) ID Stateline to Ogden will experience periods of light road slush/snow through 6 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Ogden to Salt Lake City will experience periods of light road slush/patchy ice through 8 A.M. Sunday.
3.) Point of the Mountain to Spanish Fork will experience periods of light road slush/patchy ice, especially on bridges/overpasses, and will impact travel through 9 A.M. Sunday.

For I-84:
1.) ID Stateline to I-15 will experience periods of light road slush/snow through 6 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) I-15 to Mountain Green will experience periods of light road slush/snow through 10 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) Mountain Green to Echo will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For I-215:
1.) Westside belt route will experience periods of light road slush/patchy ice through 9 A.M. Sunday, especially on bridges/overpasses.
2.) Eastside belt route will experience periods of light road slush/snow through 9 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening, especially on bridges/overpasses.

For US-89:
1.) Logan Canyon will experience periods of road slush/snow through 10 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Logan Summit to Bear Lake will continue to experience periods of road snow and blowing snow impacting travel through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) Through Logan will experience periods of light road slush/snow through 6 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
4.) Through Sardine Summit will experience periods of road slush/snow through 6 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For SR-158:
1.) SR-158 from Eden to Powder Mountain will experience periods of road slush/snow and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening, especially towards Powder Mountain.

For US-40:
1.) I-80 Junction through Heber will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Daniel’s Summit will continue to experience periods of road snow and blowing snow impacting travel through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) Daniel’s Canyon through Duchesne will experience periods of road slush through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For US-189:
1.) I-15 through Provo Canyon to Heber City will experience periods of road slush after 8 P.M. through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For SR-190 & SR-210:
1.) Lower Big Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of road slush through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Travel on upper Big Cottonwood Canyon will continue to be impacted by road slush and heavy road snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice may linger through Sunday evening.
3.) Lower Little Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of road slush through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
4.) Travel on upper Little Cottonwood Canyon will continue to be impacted by road slush and heavy road snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice may linger through Sunday evening.

SR-224 & 248:
1.) Near Park City
will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For US-191:
1.) Between Duchesne to Helper through Indian Canyon Summit will continue to experience periods of road snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice may linger through Sunday evening.

For SR-92:
1.) I-15 Junction to MP 14 will experience periods of road slush/snow through 10 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For SR-39:
1.) Ogden through Huntsville will experience periods of road slush through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Huntsville through MP 37 to Monte Cristo will continue to experience periods of road and blowing snow impacting travel through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For SR-35:
1.) From Francis to the seasonal closure gate will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) From the seasonal closure gate through Wolf Creek Pass to Stockmore will continue to experience periods of road snow and blowing snow impacting travel through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) From Stockmore to Tabiona will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For Central/Southern Utah

The first wave of precipitation from Saturday’s storm will still linger through the central Utah Mountains through Sunday morning into the early afternoon, keeping areas of road snow/slush a concern for those higher elevation routes. The weather and roads will begin to clear through the afternoon, and any melting snow pack along road sides will keep roads running wet through the day.

For I-15:
1.) Spanish Fork to Scipio will experience periods of road slush through 10 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Scipio to Cedar City will experience periods of road slush after 9 P.M. through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For I-70:
1.) Cove Fort to Sevier over Clear Creek Summit will experience periods of road snow and blowing snow after 8 P.M. through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) Salina to Fremont Junction will experience periods of road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For US-89:
1.) US-6 through Salina and Panguitch will experience periods of road slush through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For US-6/50:
1.) King Canyon to Nephi will have a threat for patchy light road slush and ice through 9 A.M. Sunday.
2.) Spanish Fork through Skyview will see periods of light road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice may linger through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) Skyview through Soldier Summit will experience periods of road snow and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
4.) Colton through Helper will see periods of light road slush/snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Patchy ice may linger through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For SR-31:
1.) Between Fairview and Huntington will have periods of heavy road snow and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For Southern Mountain Routes:
1.) SR-20, SR-153 experience periods of road snow and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
2.) SR-143 and SR-14 over Brian Head will experience periods of road and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.
3.) SR-12 from Bryce Canyon to Torrey & SR-24 from Richfield through Loa to Torrey will experience periods of light road snow/slush and blowing snow through 12 P.M. Sunday. Areas of road snow and patchy ice will also remain a threat through Sunday afternoon/evening.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Gusty Winds


Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 12 A.M. Sunday through 6 P.M. Sunday
                 

For Northern Utah

Strong northwest winds of 35-45 mph will impact portions of northwest Utah Saturday night into Sunday morning. Gusts of 50+ mph will be especially likely along SR-30, from milepost 17 to Curlew Junction, through 4 A.M. Sunday.

For I-84:
1.) From Idaho border to Blue Creek will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 8 A.M. Sunday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be through 4 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
2.) I-84 from the Idaho border to Brigham City will experience gusty northwesterly winds in excess of 35 mph through 8 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For I-15:
1.) I-15 from the Idaho border to Point of the Mountain will experience gusty northwesterly winds in excess of 35 mph through 6 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For I-80:
1.) I-80 from the Nevada border to West Salt Lake City will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-30:
1.) SR-30 from the Nevada border to Curlew Junction will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 8 A.M. Sunday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be through 4 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For Central & Southern Utah

High winds behind the passing cold front will impact routes across Southeastern Utah Saturday night through Sunday. Winds will be shifting from southwest to northwest, bearing cross winds of 35-45 mph along most of the below mentioned routes. Gusts of 50+ mph will be especially likely along SR-10 through Castle Valley, from Price south to Hogan’s Pass, through 6 P.M. Sunday.

For US-40:
1.) From Duchesne to Fruitland will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 8 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For US-191:
1.) From Duchesne south through Indian Canyon will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 8 A.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution, especially near the summit.

For I-70:
1.) From Ivie Creek Summit to Ghost Rocks will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be through 12 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
2.) Ghost Rocks to the Colorado border
will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 6 A.M. through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-10:
1.) SR-10 from Price south to Hogan’s Pass (through Fremont Junction) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be through 2 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For US-6:
1.) From Helper to Green River will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 4 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-12:
1.) SR-12 over Boulder Summit will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be through 2 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
2.) Escalante to Boulder Summit
will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
3.) Boulder Summit to Torrey
will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-24:
1.) From Torrey to I-70 Junction (through Hanksville) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-95:
1.) From Hanksville to Blanding (over Salvation Knoll) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 6 A.M. through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For US-191:
1.) From I-70/Crescent Junction south to Arizona border (through Moab, Monticello, Blanding, and Bluff) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 6 A.M. through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

SR-46:
1.) From La Sal Junction to Colorado border will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from from 6 A.M. through 6 P.M. Sunday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.

 


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