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UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014

Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Snow, Slush & Patchy Ice


Updated: Monday December 22, 2014 at 3:30 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 4 P.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday 

For Northern Utah:
A persistent storm system continues to impact portions of Northern Utah through Monday night. Periods of road snow/slush will continue to impact northern mountain routes through Monday evening under heavier snow showers. The threat for lingering road snow and patchy ice will continue into early Tuesday. Rain showers will transition to snow showers after sunset, keeping a threat through the Cache Valley and Wasatch Front for light slush possibilities--especially over bridges and overpasses--through the evening. 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-215, eastside bench route 
·         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 mostly rain through Utah Valley and the Southern Wasatch Front, keeping lower valley roads wet. Higher elevation areas along I-15 and US-89 will have a threat for brief slush late Monday evening and 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 4 P.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 & Patchy Ice


Updated: Monday December 22, 2014 at 3:30 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 4 P.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday

For Northern Utah: 

Cache Valley Routes:
1) Light road snow/slush concerns this evening across Cache Valley routes. Patchy ice will then be the main threat on damp roads through Tuesday morning.

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 12 A.M. Tuesday. Patchy ice then becomes the main threat overnight.
2) Jeremy Ranch to Wahsatch Hill will experience periods of light road slush through 12 A.M. Tuesday. Patchy ice the becomes the main threat overnight.

For I-15:
1) I-15 from Idaho border through Nephi will run wet under rain/snow showers through Monday evening. 

For I-215:
1) I-215 Eastside bench will have a threat for light road slush under heavy snow showers Monday evening. Patchy ice on damp roads will then be a concern through Tuesday morning.

For US-89:
1) Periods of road snow and areas of blowing snow will continue to impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, through 12 A.M. Tuesday. Areas of road snow and ice may then linger near Logan Summit through 9 A.M. Tuesday.
2) Patchy ice will remain a threat on US-89 through Sardine Summit between 6 P.M. Monday and 9 A.M. Tuesday morning.

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, through Monday evening. Areas of road snow and ice may linger on the upper portions of the canyons through 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For US-189:
1) Portions of Provo Canyon will experience road slush under the heaviest snow showers, especially on the upper portion of the canyon through Monday evening. Patchy ice then becomes the main threat overnight into Tuesday morning.

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 Monday evening. Areas of road snow and ice may linger through 9 A.M. Tuesday morning. 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 and blowing snow through Monday evening. Areas of road and ice may linger through 9 A.M. Tuesday.
2) US-40 north of Heber, (over Mayflower Summit), will have a threat for road slush and patchy ice through Monday evening. Patchy ice then becomes the main threat through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

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 Monday evening. Areas of road snow and ice may linger into Tuesday morning.

For US-191:
1) Road snow and blowing snow will continue to impact US-191 through Indian Canyon Summit (between Duchesne and Helper) through Monday evening. Areas of road snow and ice may linger into Tuesday morning.
2) US-191 north of Vernal to the Wyoming border will see areas of road snow and blowing snow through Monday night. Patchy ice will also be a threat through the lower canyon into early Tuesday 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 Monday evening. Patchy ice may linger through 9 A.M. Tuesday morning.
2) From Spanish Fork to Skyview, light slush and patchy ice will remain possible through Monday evening.

For SR-32, SR 224, & SR-248:
1) Slush and patchy ice will be a threat through 12 A.M. Tuesday. Patchy ice then becomes the main threat through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

For SR-16, SR-39 & SR-35:
1) Areas of road snow and blowing snow will impact these routes through Monday evening.  Patchy ice then becomes the main threat through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

For Central/Southern Utah:

For I-15:
1) Sections of I-15 over Scipio Summit, Pine Hill, Beaver Ridge, and Cove Fort (I-70 Junction) will see brief periods of road slush under heavy rain/snow showers from 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. Monday. Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet during the day Monday. Patchy ice will be a concern into Monday night.
2) Between Nephi and Cove Fort, will run wet under rain/snow showers through the forecast period.

For I-70:
1) Patchy ice will be a threat over the I-70 summits through 9 A.M. Tuesday. 

For US-89:
1) Sections of US-89 between Circleville and Glendale will see brief periods of road slush under heavy rain/snow showers from 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. Monday. Otherwise, roads will run mostly wet during the day Monday. Patchy ice will be a concern into Monday night.

For US-191:
1) Near Monticello will have a threat for brief, light road slush and patchy ice after 4 P.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

For SR-24:
1) Areas of light road snow will be a threat on portions of SR-24, especially near Wayne Summit, through 9 P.M. Monday. Patchy ice may linger into early Tuesday morning.

For SR-46:
1) Brief, light road slush and patchy ice will be a threat between La Sal Junction and the Colorado border after 4 P.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

For SR-95:
1) Near Salvation Knoll will have a threat for brief, light road slush and patchy ice after 4 P.M. Monday through 9 A.M. Tuesday.

For Southern Mountain Routes:
1) Areas of road snow, ice, and blowing snow will be a threat on SR-153, (especially between Elk Meadows and Puffer Lake), SR-12 (over Boulder Summit), SR-143 & SR-14 (near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument), and SR-20 (top of Bear Valley) through 9 P.M. Monday. Patchy ice may linger into early Tuesday morning.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 4 P..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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Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Strong Winds


Updated: Monday December 22, 2014 at 9 A.M.
Road Weather Highlights for 9 A.M. through 10 P.M. Monday 

For Northern Utah:
A persistent storm system continues to impact portions of Northern Utah through Monday. Mountain routes will continue to see periods of strong winds and reduced visibilities due to blowing snow through Monday, impacting travel over many of the mountain passes. 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:
A persistent storm system continues to impact portions of Central and Southern Utah through Monday. Mountain routes will continue to see periods of strong winds and reduced visibilities due to blowing snow through Monday, impacting travel over many of the mountain passes. 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 9 A.M. 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: Monday December 22, 2014 at 9 A.M
Road Weather Highlights for 9 A.M. through 10 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah:

For I-80:
1) Strong winds, with gusts reaching 40 mph, will impact portions of I-80, near Wendover, through 6 P.M. Monday.
2) I-80 east of Wendover to Salt Lake City will have a threat for wind gusts 40+ mph from 11 A.M. 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 6 P.M. Monday. From Snowville to Curlew will experience periods of peak gusts upwards of 50+ mph through 6 P.M. Monday.

For US-89:
1) Periods of gusty winds upwards of 40+ mph and blowing snow will continue to impact US-89, east of Logan through Logan Summit, through 5 P.M. Monday.

For Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons:
1) SR-210 & SR-190 will continue to experience periods of blowing snow, especially near the resorts, through 5 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-158:
1) SR-158 to Powder Mountain will continue to experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow, especially near Powder Mountain, through 5 P.M. Monday.

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 6 P.M. Monday.
2) US-40 from Strawberry Reservoir through Duchesne, will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 5 P.M. Monday.

For SR-150:
1) Kamas through Bald Mountain Pass
will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 5 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 5 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 5 P.M. Monday.

For SR-39 & SR-35:
1) Periods of strong 40+ mph winds and blowing snow will impact these routes through 5 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) through 11 P.M. Monday. Areas near Fremont Junction could see wind gusts 50+ mph between 11 A.M. and 11 P.M. Monday.

For US-6:
1) Over Soldier Summit will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 5 P.M. Monday.
2) From Price to Green River will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds through 11 P.M. Monday.
3) Between the Nevada border and Spanish Fork will experience gusty 40+ mph winds from 8 A.M. through 6 P.M. Monday.

For SR-10:
1) From Price through Fremont Junction will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph through 11 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be from 1 P.M. through 9 P.M. Monday.

For US-191:
1) From Crescent Junction to the Arizona border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds midnight through 11 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 through 11 P.M. Monday. Timing for peak gusts of 50+ mph will be between 1 P.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 through 11 P.M. Monday.

For SR-31:
1) Between Fairview and Huntington will continue to experience periods of gusty 50+ mph winds and blowing snow through 8 P.M. Monday.

For SR-96:
1) From Scofield to Colton will experience periods of gusty 40+ mph winds and blowing snow through 6 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 through 6 P.M. Monday.

For US-491:
1) From Monticello to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 1 P.M. through 11 P.M. Monday.

For SR-95:
1) From Hanksville to Blanding will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 1 P.M. through 11 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 1 P.M. through 11 P.M. Monday.

For SR-46:
1) From La Sal Junction to the Colorado border will experience gusty 40+ mph winds 1 P.M. through 11 P.M. Monday.

For SR-143:
1) Gusty 40+ mph wind gusts and blowing snow will be a threat near Brian Head from 12 P.M. through 10 P.M. Monday.

For SR-153:
1) Gusty 40+ mph wind gusts and blowing snow will be a threat near Puffer Lake from 12 P.M. through 10 P.M. Monday.

See the travel weather highlights graphic below, which is valid 12 A.M. through 10 P.M. Monday. Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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