Road Weather Alerts

UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Monday, March 02, 2015

Road Weather Highlights for Road Snow and Slush


Updated: Monday March 2, 2015 at 7 P.M.

Forecast Period: 7 P.M. Monday through 3 P.M. Tuesday

Blizzard conditions along SR-14. Travel is not advised.
Slick conditions along Parley's Summit expected through the evening. Travel with caution.
Bench routes from Ogden to Salt Lake beginning to see slushy conditions.


For Northern Utah

A significant and prolonged winter storm will continue to impact much of Utah Monday through Tuesday. Travel will be impacted by slick conditions, with periods of road slush on many roadways across Northern Utah, including the Salt Lake and Utah valleys, after dark on Monday. Motorists should travel with caution and allow extra time for the morning and evening commutes. The following routes will be impacted through the forecast period:

·         I-15, Wasatch Front
·         I-80, mile post 77 through Salt Lake City, to the Wyoming border; Parleys’ Summit
·         I-84, through Weber Canyon to Echo Junction
·         I-215, Salt Lake City
·         US-40, entire route; Mayflower & Daniel’s Summits; Uintah Basin
·         US-191, Vernal to Wyoming border
·         US-89, Sardine & Logan Summits; along Wasatch Front
·         US-189, Provo Canyon
·         Cottonwood Canyons (SR-190 & SR-210)

For Central/Southern Utah

Rain and snow showers will begin to exit the region from south to north through the day Monday. Valley routes are expected to run wet under any rain/snow showers, with patchy ice lingering into Tuesday morning. Southern mountain routes will continue to see road snow through Monday evening. The following routes will be impacted through the forecast period:

·         I-70, I-15 junction to Green River, especially Clear Creek and Ivie Creek Summits
·         US-191, Indian Canyon Summit
·         US-6, Soldier Summit
·         All Southern Mountain Routes 

Please check back frequently for updates as the storm progresses.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 7 P.M. Monday through 3 P.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 Road Snow and Slush


Updated: Monday March 2, 2015 at 7 P.M.

Forecast Period: 7 P.M. Monday through 3 P.M. Tuesday

Blizzard conditions along SR-14. Travel is not advised.
Slick conditions along Parley's Summit expected through the evening. Travel with caution.
Bench routes from Ogden to Salt Lake beginning to see slushy conditions.



For Northern Utah

For the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys:
Brief period of light road slush and patchy ice may impact travel between 6:30 P.M and 11 P.M. Monday. A better chance for road slush will be between 5 A.M.—10 A.M. Tuesday morning. Motorists should travel with caution and allow extra time for the evening and morning commutes. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For I-80:
1.) Brief periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact I-80 between mile post 77 and Salt Lake City 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday. A better chance for road slush will be between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.
2.) Periods of road snow and slush will impact I-80 through Parley’s Canyon to Wyoming (over Parley’s Summit) after 7 P.M. Monday through 11 A.M. Tuesday, with the best chance being between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Roads will run mostly wet Tuesday afternoon, except for under heavier snow showers which could briefly slush up Parley’s Summit. Watch for patchy ice overnight Tuesday.

For I-15:
1.) Brief periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact I-15 along the Wasatch Front between 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Travel with caution and allow extra time for the evening and morning commutes. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For I-84:
1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice will impact I-84 between I-15 and Echo Junction between 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.
2.) Periods of light road slush and snow will impact travel along I-84 between Rattlesnake Pass and Whites Valley after 7 P.M. Monday lasting into Tuesday morning. Watch for patchy ice into the overnight hours.

For I-215:
1.) Brief periods of light road slush and patchy ice may impact the I-215 loop (Salt Lake City) between 7 P.M and 11 P.M. Monday. A better chance for road slush will be between 6 A.M.—9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Motorists should travel with caution and allow extra time for the evening and morning commutes. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For US-89:
1.) Periods of slush and light road snow will accumulate under heavy showers along US-89 over Sardine Summit and Logan Summits mainly Monday evening/overnight into Tuesday morning.
2.) US-89 along the Wasatch Front may experience patchy ice and brief road slush between 7 P.M and 11 P.M. Monday, and again between 6 A.M.—9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For US-40:
1.) Periods of slush and light road snow will impact US-40 between I-80 and Heber City (over Mayflower Summit) after 7 P.M. Monday through the forecast period, with the best chance between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads will run mostly wet Tuesday afternoon, except for under heavier snow showers which could briefly slush up Mayflower Summit. Watch for patchy ice overnight Tuesday.
2.) Road snow and slush will continue to impact US-40 through Daniel’s Canyon (over Daniel’s Summit) through the forecast period. Road snow may be heavy at times, especially after 7 P.M. Monday.
3.) Road snow and slush will impact US-40 through Duchesne to the Colorado state line during the forecast period. Watch for patchy ice in the overnight hours.

For SR-36:
1.) From Lake Pointe to Eureka (through Tooele) may see periods of road snow and slush between 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For SR-73:
1.) From Lehi to Fairfield (near Eagle Mountain) may see periods of road snow and slush between 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are then expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers, with patchy ice then a concern overnight Tuesday.

For US-189:
1.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice will impact US-189 through Provo Canyon 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. Monday night, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Roads are expected to run wet Tuesday afternoon under any showers. Watch for patchy ice overnight Tuesday.

For SR-190 & 210:
1.) Periods of road snow and slush will impact Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons beginning after 7 P.M. Monday lasting through early Tuesday afternoon. Road snow may be heavy at times, especially late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

For SR-150:
1.) Road snow and slush will impact SR-150 from Kamas to Mirror Lake Gate after 7 P.M. Monday and last through the forecast period. Road snow may be heavy at times

For SR-35:
1.) Road snow will impact SR-35 from Frances to Tabiona (over Wolf Creek Pass) after 7 P.M. Monday and last through the forecast period. Road snow may be heavy at times.

For SR-39:

1.) Periods of light road snow and slush will impact SR-39, east of Trappers Loop to Monte Cristo, after 7 P.M. Monday through the forecast period.

Other Northern Mountain Routes:
1.) SR-65 & 66 (connecting I-80 & I-84; Big Mountain Pass), will experience road snow and slush after 7 P.M. Monday through 11 P.M., and again between 6 A.M. – 11 A.M. Tuesday morning.
2.) SR-224 (between Kimbal Junction and Park City), SR-248 (between Park City and Kamas), and SR-32 (between Wanship and Kamas) will experience road snow and slush after 7 P.M. Monday through 11 P.M., and again between 6 A.M. – 11 A.M. Tuesday morning.
3.) Road snow and ice will impact US-191 (north of Vernal), and SR-44 (from Greendale Junction to Manila), through the forecast period. Road snow may be heavy at times.
4.) For SR-158 (to Powder Mountain), and SR-226 (to Snowbasin) will see periods of road snow and slush after 7 P.M. Monday through the forecast period. Road snow may become heavy, especially Monday night into Tuesday morning.


For Central/Southern Utah

For I-15:
1.) Watch for patchy ice from Nephi to Blackridge overnight Monday. Then, periods of light road slush under heavy snow showers may impact I-15 between Cove Fort and Nephi after 6 A.M. Tuesday (especially over Scipio Summit and Pine Creek Hill). Otherwise, roads are expected to run wet under showers.

For I-70:
1.) Road slush and patchy ice will continue to impact I-70 over Clear Creek Summit (between I-15 and Sevier) and Ivie Creek Summit (between Salina and Fremont Junction) through the forecast period. Roads may turn mostly wet Monday afternoon, except for under a heavier snow shower. Road snow is expected to become heavy at times through Monday morning. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
2.) I-70 between Sevier and Salina will run mostly wet under snow showers through the forecast period, except under heavier snow showers. Watch for patchy ice into the overnight hours.
3.) I-70 between Fremont Junction and Green River will run mostly wet under snow showers through the forecast period, except under heavier snow showers. Watch for patchy ice into the overnight hours.

For US-6:
1.) Light road snow and slush will impact travel on US-6 through Eureka will run mostly wet under any showers Monday afternoon. Then watch for road snow and slush after 7 P.M. Monday into Tuesday morning.
2.) Road snow and slush, which may be heavy at times, will continue to impact US-6 over Soldier Summit (between Thistle and Helper) through the forecast period. Roads may trend wet Tuesday afternoon, with patchy ice lingering overnight Tuesday.

For US-50:
1.) Watch for patchy ice overnight along US-50 between Delta and Salina into Tuesday morning. Brief slush may impair travel between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning before returning to mostly wet conditions in the afternoon.

For US-89:
1.) Road slush and light road snow will impact US-89 between Thistle and I-70 between 7 P.M. – 11 P.M. Monday night, and again between 6 A.M. – 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Otherwise, watch for patchy ice.
2.) Road slush and patchy ice will continue to impact US-89 between I-70 and Circleville through Monday evening. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.
3.) Periods of road slush and snow, will continue to impact US-89 between Circleville and Glendale through Monday afternoon. Patchy snow and ice will linger through Monday 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 Monday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Periodic snow may continue through Tuesday.

For US-191:
1.) Road snow, heavy at times, will continue to impact US-191 over Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) through the forecast period. Peak snowfall will be between 7 P.M. Monday and 11 A.M. Tuesday.
2.) Periods of light road snow and slush, along with pockets of blowing snow, will impact US-191 between La Sal Junction and Monticello through Monday evening. Patchy ice may linger Monday night into Tuesday morning.

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 the forecast period.
2.) SR-95 between Lake Powell and Blanding (over Salvation Knoll) will continue to experience periods of road slush and ice, along with pockets of blowing snow through Monday evening. Roads may trend wet Monday afternoon, except for under heavier snowfall. Patchy ice may linger Monday night into Tuesday morning.
3.) Periods of light road slush and patchy ice will impact SR-28 (between Nephi and Gunnison) through the forecast period. Roads will trend wet Monday afternoon. 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, along with pockets of blowing snow, through Monday afternoon. Patchy ice may linger Monday night into Tuesday morning.

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. Snow is expected to continue into Monday night and possibly Tuesday.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 7 P.M. Monday through 3 P.M. Tuesday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.

 

 


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