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 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014
Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Snow & Slush


Updated: Monday December 22, 2014 at 12 A.M.

Road Weather Highlights for 12 A.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday

**Little Cottonwood Canyon, from Gate B through the Town of Alta, will be closed through at least 8:30 a.m. Monday.  Interlodge Travel Restrictions are in effect.**
**SR-158, from the gate near Eden to Powder Mtn., will closed from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Monday for avalanche control work**

For Northern Utah:
A persistent storm system continues to impact portions of Northern Utah through Monday and Monday night. Periods of road snow/slush will continue to impact northern mountain routes through Monday afternoon under heavier snow showers before precipitation ends in the evening. The threat for lingering road snow and patchy ice will continue into early Tuesday. Rain showers will remain a threat through the Cache Valley and Wasatch Front, with periods of wet roads through Monday afternoon. The following routes will continue to experience periods of road slush/snow during the forecast period:

·         I-80, near Parleys Summit and Wahsatch Hill
·         I-84, from the Idaho border through Chaulk Hill
·         US-89, Sardine Summit and east of Logan through Logan Summit
·         Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons (SR-210 & SR-190), especially near the resorts
·         US-40, through Daniels Summit & Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City)
·         US-191, through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper)
·         US-191, north of Vernal to the Wyoming border
·         US-6, from Spanish Fork east over Soldier Summit, to Price
·         SR-158, over Powder Mountain
·         SR-150, from Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
·         SR-39, from Trapper’s Loop to Monte Cristo

For Central/Southern Utah:
A persistent storm system continues to impact portions of Central and Southern Utah through Monday and Monday night. Periods of mountain road snow/slush will continue into Monday evening before precipitation tapers off Monday night. The threat for areas of road snow and patchy ice will linger into early Tuesday. Precipitation is expected to remain as rain through Utah Valley and the Southern Wasatch Front during the day Monday, keeping lower valley roads wet. Higher elevation areas along I-15 and US-89 will have a threat for brief slush early Monday morning and again early Sunday morning. The following routes will experience periods of road slush/snow during the forecast period:

·         I-70, over Clear Creek Summit; and from Salina to Fremont Junction (over Ivie Creek Summit)
·         I-15, Scipio Summit, Pine Hill, Beaver Ridge, and Cove Fort/I-70 Junction
·         US-89, from Thistle south to Mt. Pleasant, and between Circleville and Glendale
·         US-191, near Monticello
·         SR-31, between Fairview and Huntington
·         SR-96, from Scofield to Colton
·         SR-264, from top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction
·         SR-153, over 153 Summit
·         SR-143 & SR-14, near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument
·         SR-20, top of Bear Valley
·         SR-12, higher elevations, including Boulder Summit
·         SR-24, between Richfield and Loa, through Wayne Summit

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 12 A.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday. 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: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 12 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:

For I-80:
1) Brief periods of very light road slush and patchy ice, will impact portions of I-80, from upper Parleys Canyon through Parleys Summit, through the forecast period. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon and evening, with patchy ice becoming a threat overnight.
2) Jeremy Ranch to Wahsatch Hill will experience periods of very light road slush and blowing snow through the forecast period. Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon and evening, with patchy ice becoming a threat overnight.
3) I-80 from Nevada border through Salt Lake City will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period, with areas of standing water a concern from 2 P.M. Sunday.

For I-84:
1) I-84 from Idaho border to Chaulk Hill, will see brief periods of light road slush remain through Sunday afternoon, then turning to patchy ice concerns overnight into Monday morning.

For I-15:
1) I-15 from Idaho border through Nephi will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period, with areas of standing water a concern through 2 P.M. Sunday.

For US-89:
1) Periods of road snow and heavy blowing snow will continue to impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, Sunday afternoon through 12 P.M. Monday.
2) Periods of light road snow, slush, and light blowing snow will continue to impact US-89 through Sardine Summit through 9 A.M. Monday. Roads may become more wet Sunday afternoon.

* For Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons * :
1) SR-210 & SR-190 will continue to experience areas of road snow and blowing snow, especially near the resorts, Sunday afternoon into Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For US-189:
1) Portions of Provo Canyon may experience brief periods of very light road slush, especially on the upper portion of the canyon, through Sunday afternoon into Monday. Otherwise, mostly wet roads are expected, with patchy ice becoming a threat overnight.

For SR-158:
1) SR-158 to Powder Mountain will continue to experience areas of road snow and blowing snow, especially near Powder Mountain, through Sunday afternoon into Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For US-40:
1) Daniels Summit and Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City) will continue to experience areas of road snow through Sunday afternoon into Monday.
2) US-40 north of Heber, (over Mayflower Summit), roads become more wet Sunday afternoon, with another round of light road slush and patchy ice possible Sunday night into Monday morning.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass will continue to see areas of road and blowing snow, especially between the winter closure gates, through Sunday afternoon into Monday.

For US-191:
1) Road snow and blowing snow will continue to impact US-191 through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) through Sunday afternoon into Monday.
2) US-191 north of Vernal to the Wyoming border will see areas of road snow and blowing snow through Sunday afternoon into Monday. Patchy ice will also be a threat through the lower canyon into early Monday morning.

For SR-44:
1) Greendale Junction to Manila, will see areas of road snow and patchy ice through the forecast period.

For US-6:
1) Over Soldier Summit will continue to see periods of road snow and slush through Sunday afternoon into Monday.
2) From Spanish Fork to Skyview, roads may become more wet Sunday afternoon, with slush and patchy ice possible late Sunday night into Monday morning.

For SR-32, SR 224, & SR-248:
1) Roads become more wet Sunday afternoon, with another chance of slush and patchy ice a threat overnight into Monday morning.

For SR-16, SR-39 & SR-35:
1) Areas of road snow and blowing snow will impact these routes through Sunday into Monday.


For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-15:
1) Sections of I-15 over Scipio Summit, Pine Hill, and Cove Fort (I-70 Junction) will see brief periods of road slush under heavy rain/snow showers from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. Monday. Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet through the forecast period.
2) Between Nephi and Cove Fort, will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period.

For I-70:
1) Very brief periods of light road slush under a heavier rain/snow shower will be a threat between I-15 and Sevier 6 P.M. Sunday - 12 P.M. Monday. Otherwise, roads run mostly wet.
2) Areas of light road snow and ice will be a threat on I-70 over Ivie Creek Summit 6 P.M. Sunday - 12 P.M. Monday. Otherwise, roads run mostly wet.

For US-89:
1) Areas of very light road snow and slush will continue to be a threat on US-89, between Thistle and Mt. Pleasant, through Sunday afternoon into Monday.

For SR-24:
1) Areas of light road snow will be a threat on portions of SR-24, especially near Wayne Summit, after 1 A.M. Monday through 2 P.M.

For Southern Mountain Routes:
1) Areas of road snow, ice, and blowing snow will linger on SR-153, (especially between Elk Meadows and Puffer Lake), SR-12 (over Boulder Summit), and SR-20 (top of Bear Valley) beginning as early as 1 A.M. and lasting through Monday afternoon.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.



Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Strong Winds



Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 12 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday


**UDOT will close the road in Little Cottonwood Canyon from Gate B through the Town of Alta at 8:00 p.m. tonight.  Interlodge Travel Restrictions will go into effect at 9:00 p.m. It is anticipated that all restrictions will be lifted by 8:30a.m Tuesday.** 

For Northern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Northern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of strong winds to portions of Utah. Reduced visibilities due to blowing snow will impact travel over many of the mountain summits. The following routes will experience periods of gusty winds during the forecast period:

·         SR-30, from Snowville to Curlew Junction
·         I-84,  from the Idaho border to Tremonton
·         I-80, from Wendover to Salt Lake City
·         US-89, over Logan Summit
·         *Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons (SR-210 & SR-190), especially near the resorts
·         US-40, through Daniels Summit & Strawberry Reservoir to Duchesne
·         US-191, through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper)
·         SR-44, from Manila to the Wyoming border
·         SR-158, over Powder Mountain
·         SR-150, from Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
·         SR-39, from Trapper’s Loop to Monte Cristo

For Central/Southern Utah:
An active weather pattern continues across Central and Southern Utah Sunday through Monday, bringing periods of strong winds to portions of Utah. Reduced visibilities due to blowing snow will impact travel over many of the mountain summits. The following routes will experience periods of gusty winds during the forecast period:

·         I-70, over Ivie Creek Summit to the Colorado border
·         US-6, from Soldier Summit, through Price to Green River, and between the Nevada border and Spanish Fork
·         US-191, from Duchesne through Price and from Crescent Junction to the Arizona border
·         US-491, from Monticello to the Colorado border
·         SR-10, from Price through Fremont Junction
·         SR-72, through Hogan Pass
·         SR-12, east of Bryce Canyon, through Escalante to Torrey (over Boulder Summit)
·         SR-24, from Torrey to Ghost Rocks
·         SR-31, between Fairview and Huntington
·         SR-96, from Scofield to Colton
·         SR-264, from top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction
·         SR-95, from Hanksville to Blanding
·         US-163 & SR-162, from the Arizona border, through Bluff, to the Colorado border
·         SR-46, from La Sal Junction to the Colorado border
·         SR-143, near Brian Head


See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 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 Strong Winds



Updated: Sunday December 21, 2014 at 12 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:

For I-80:
1) Strong winds, with gusts reaching 50 mph, will continue to impact portions of I-80, near Wendover, through the forecast period. Timing for peak gusts will be before 6 P.M. Sunday.
2) I-80 over Wahsatch Hill will experience gusty winds of 50+ mph and periods of blowing snow 2 P.M. Sunday through 5 A.M. Monday.
3) I-80 east of Wendover to Salt Lake City will continue to experience wind gusts 40+ mph through 6 P.M. Monday.

For SR-30:
1) From the Nevada border to Curlew Junction will continue to experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds through the forecast period. From Snowville to Curlew will experience periods of peak gusts upwards of 60+ mph through 9 A.M. Monday.

For US-89:
1) Periods of gusty winds upwards of 60+ mph and blowing snow will impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, through 12 P.M. Monday.
2) Periodic wind gusts 45+ mph and blowing snow will continue to impact Sardine Summit on US-89, Sunday afternoon through 6 P.M. Sunday evening.

*For Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons*:
1) SR-210 & SR-190 will experience periods of blowing snow, especially near the resorts, through 8 A.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-158:
1) SR-158 to Powder Mountain will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow, especially near Powder Mountain, through 6 A.M. Monday. Gusts could reach upwards of 60+ mph.

For US-40:
1) Daniels Summit and Strawberry Reservoir (south of Heber City) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 2 P.M. Monday.
2) US-40 from Strawberry Reservoir through Duchesne, will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 2 P.M. Monday.

For US-191:
1) US-191 through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph  winds and blowing snow through 4 P.M. Monday.

For SR-44:
1) Greendale Junction to Manila, will experience periods of gusty winds upwards of 40+ mph and blowing snow through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-39 & SR-35:

1) Periods of strong 40+ mph winds and blowing snow will impact these routes through 12 P.M. Monday.



For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-70:
1) Periods of gusty 40+ mph winds will impact portions of I-70 between Ivie Creek Summit to the Colorado border (through Fremont Junction) after midnight Monday through 8 P.M.

For US-6:
1) Over Soldier Summit will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 4 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.
2) From Price to Green River will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 4 P.M. Sunday through 5 P.M. Monday.
3) Between the Nevada border and Spanish Fork will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 P.M. Sunday through 5 P.M. Monday.

For SR-10:
1) From Price through Fremont Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 4 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be Sunday evening.

For US-191:
1) From Crescent Junction to the Arizona border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds midnight through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-12:
1) From Bryce Canyon, through Escalante to Torrey (over Boulder Summit) will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds 10 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be between 5 A.M. – 7 P.M. Monday.

For SR-24:
1) From Torrey to Ghost Rocks will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

For SR-31:
1) Between Fairview and Huntington will experience periods of gusty 50+ mph winds and blowing snow 6 P.M. Sunday through 6 P.M. Monday.

For SR-96:
1) From Scofield to Colton will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For SR-264:
1) From top of Fairview Canyon to SR-96 Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow 10 P.M. Sunday through 2 P.M. Monday.

For US-491:
1) From Monticello to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-95:
1) From Hanksville to Blanding will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For US-163 & SR-162:
1) From the Arizona border, through Bluff, to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-46:

1) From La Sal Junction to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 9 A.M. through 8 P.M. Monday.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 1 P.M. Sunday through 10 P.M. Monday.

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

**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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