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UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Road Weather Highlights for Snow, Slush & Ice


Updated: Saturday February 28, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.
Forecast Period: 3:00 P.M. Saturday through 6 P.M. Sunday

 

Another prolonged winter storm will again bring widespread rain and snow showers across much of Utah Saturday through Sunday afternoon. Periods of snow are expected to continue into early next week as well. The following routes will be impacted during the current forecast period:

 

For Northern Utah:

 

·         I-15, between Salt Lake City and Nephi

·         I-80, from mile post 77 through Salt Lake City, to the Wyoming border; Parleys’ Summit

·         I-84, from Mountain Green to Echo Junction

·         I-215, Salt Lake City

·         US-40, I-80 through Roosevelt; Daniel’s Summit

·         US-189, Provo Canyon

·         US-191, North of Vernal

·         Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons (SR-190 & SR-210)

 

For Central/Southern Utah:

 

·         I-15, from Nephi south to Cedar City

·         I-70, entire route, especially Clear Creek and Ivie Creek Summits

·         US-89, from Mt. Pleasant south to Kanab

·         US-191, from Crescent Junction south to Blanding; Indian Canyon Summit

·         US-6, West desert routes; Soldier Summit

 

This storm is expected to continue through the weekend and into early next week. Please check back frequently for updates.

 

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 3:00 P.M. Saturday through 6 P.M. Sunday. 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 & Ice


Updated: Saturday February 28, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.
Forecast Period: 3:00 P.M. Saturday through 6 P.M. Sunday

 

Another prolonged winter storm will bring widespread rain and snow showers across much of the state from Saturday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Currently, precipitation is gradually spreading into northern Utah, while the south and central portions of the state will continue with rain and snow showers. Periods of slush and patchy ice are possible through the Salt Lake Valley through Sunday morning. The following routes will be impacted during the forecast period:

 

For Northern Utah

 

For Salt Lake Valley & Utah Valley:

Periods of slush will impact routes throughout the valleys, especially along bench routes and under heavy snow showers, between 6 P.M. Saturday and 6 A.M. Sunday. Patchy ice will also be threat along all bridges and overpasses through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Otherwise, roads will run wet and begin to dry through Sunday afternoon.

 

For I-15:

1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact I-15 between Salt Lake City and Nephi, generally spreading south to north, after 6 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon. Winds may gust to 45 m.p.h. from Brigham City to Bountiful.

 

For I-80:

1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact I-80 between mile post 77 and Salt Lake City, after 6 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon.

2.) Periods of light road slush and snow will impact I-80 between Salt Lake City and Wyoming (over Parley’s Summit), after 5 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Canyon winds through Parley’s canyon may gust to 45 m.p.h.

 

For I-84:

1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact I-84 between Mountain Green and Echo Junction, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon. Canyon winds through Weber canyon may gust to 45 m.p.h.

 

For I-215:

1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact the I-215 loop (Salt Lake City), after 5 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday.

 

For US-40:

1.) Periods of road slush and patchy ice will impact US-40 between I-80 and Heber City, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 8 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon.

2.) Periods of light road slush and snow will impact US-40 through Daniel’s Canyon (over Daniel’s Summit), after 4 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

3.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact US-40 through Duchesne and Vernal, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 9 A.M. Sunday.

 

For US-189:

1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact US-189 through Provo Canyon, after 3 P.M. Saturday through 9 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon.

 

For US-191:

1.) Periods of light road slush and snow may impact US-191 north of Vernal, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall.

 

For SR-190 & 210:

1.) Periods of road slush and snow will impact Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, after 4 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday. Roads are expected to run mostly wet during the afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall.

 

For SR-92:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact American Fork Canyon, after 4 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

For SR-150:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact Kamas to Mirror Lake Gate, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

For SR-248:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact Quinns Junction to Kamas, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

For SR-224:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact Kimball Junction to Ontario Mine, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

For SR-36:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact Lake Point Junction to Juab County Line, after 7 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

For SR-35:

1.) Brief periods of light road slush and snow will impact Frances to Woodland, after 5 P.M. Saturday through 10 A.M. Sunday.

 

 

 

For Central/Southern Utah

 

For I-15:
1.) Periods of road slush and ice will impact I-15 between Nephi and Leeds, generally spreading south to north, Saturday through the forecast period. Roads will be mostly wet Saturday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Patchy ice will then be a threat through Sunday morning. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

 

For I-70:
1.) Periods of slush under a heavy shower will impact I-70 over Clear Creek Summit (between I-15 and Sevier) through the forecast period. Patchy ice will be a threat through 10 A.M. Sunday. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

2.) I-70 between Sevier and Salina will experience periods of road slush and ice after 5 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Snow showers are expected to continue through Monday.

3.) Periods of slush and ice will impact I-70 over Ivie Creek Summit (between Salina and Fremont Junction) after 4 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Snow showers are expected to continue through Monday.

4.) I-70 between Fremont Junction and Green River will experience patchy ice from 6 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Light snow showers are expected from Sunday night into Monday.

 

For US-6:
1.) Periods of road slush and ice will impact US-6 between Nevada and Delta after 3 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoons, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow showers are expected to continue through Sunday into Monday.

2.) Periods of road snow and slush may impact US-6 over Soldier Summit (between Tucker and Price) beginning late Saturday afternoon and continuing through Monday.

 

For US-50:

1.) Periods of road slush and ice will impact US-50 between Delta and Salina after 6 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoons, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow showers may continue through Monday.

 

For US-89:
1.) Periods of light road slush and ice may impact US-89 between Thistle and I-70 beginning after 6 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

2.) Periods of road slush and snow will impact US-89 between I-70 and Circleville after 6 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

3.) Periods of slush and ice will impact US-89 between Circleville and Glendale from 5 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

4.) US-89 from Glendale through Kanab to the Arizona border will continue to experience periods of road slush through the forecast period. Patchy ice will be a threat through Sunday morning. Roads will turn mostly wet during Sunday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

 

For US-191:
1.) Periods of light road slush and snow will impact US-191 over Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) after 4 P.M. Saturday and continuing through Monday.

2.) Periods of road slush and ice will impact US-191 between La Sal Junction and Bluff after 6 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Greatest threat for slush will be between 12 P.M. and 6 P.M. Sunday, mainly between Monticello and Blanding. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

 

Other Central/Southern Valley Routes:

1.) Periods of road slush and ice will 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) from 3 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoons, except for under heavier snowfall. Patchy ice will be a threat through Sunday morning. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

3.) SR-95 between Hanksville and Blanding (over Salvation Knoll) and SR-24 from Torrey to I-70 will experience periods of road slush and ice after 4 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Greatest concern for slush will be between 12 P.M. and 6 P.M. Snow is expected to continue Sunday night into Monday.

4.) Periods of light road slush and ice may impact SR-28 (between Nephi and Gunnison) beginning after 6 A.M. Saturday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoons, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

5.) SR-128 between Moab and I-70, SR-46 (between US-191 and the Colorado border), and US-491 (between Monticello and the Colorado border) will experience periods of road slush after 1 P.M. Sunday through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet during the afternoons, except for under heavier snowfall. Snow is expected to continue through Monday.

 

Other Central/Southern Mountain Routes:
1.) Road snow, heavy at times, will 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. Motorists should travel with extreme caution.

2.) Periods of road slush and snow, heavy at times over higher elevations, will 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. 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 see periods of road snow after 3 P.M. Saturday through the forecast period.

 

This storm is expected to continue through the weekend and into early next week. Please check back frequently for updates.

 

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 3:00 P.M. Saturday through 6 P.M. Sunday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.

 

 


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