Utah schools impacted by winter storm
This story will be updated with closure and delay information for Utah schools as the information becomes available. Most districts do not announce if they are open, so if your district is not listed, they may be open.
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that will stay in effect from 10 pm Sunday night until 10 pm Monday, and a number of Utah schools are already responding.
What to expect
KSL Meteorologist Dan Guthrie says that we can expect four to eight inches in the valleys with one to two feet expected in the mountains.
Guthrie expects that half of those snow totals will fall throughout the night on Sunday with the rest of the totals coming Monday.
The Utah Department of Transportation is expecting that this storm will impact both the morning and evening commutes.
🚨 ROAD WEATHER ALERT: A significant winter storm 🌨❄️ is expected to impact travel on Monday. Details in this UDOT weather brief. More information can be found at https://t.co/7NrVIFaU3h #utwx #Utsnow pic.twitter.com/iACRzK57ZS
— Utah DOT (@UtahDOT) February 1, 2020
Spokesman John Gleason encouraged Utahns to stay off the roads Monday.
“All indications are that this is a major winter storm,” Gleason told KSL.
“We’re recommending that if people have flexibility with their travel tomorrow, that they stay off the roads as much as possible.
“Our primary focus is keeping everyone safe, and just having fewer people out on the roads tomorrow during this major snowstorm, that’s going to allow us to accomplish that goal,” Gleason says.
The Utah Highway Patrol is also urging those with the ability to work from home to do so.
If you don’t have tires with decent tread, stay off the road tomorrow!
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) February 2, 2020
Governor Gary Herbert issued a late start for state employees, as well. State offices will not be open until 12 p.m.
Utah schools information
Alpine School District
“Due to heavy snow and dangerous road conditions overnight and expected throughout the day all school sin Alpine School district are CLOSED today.”
Canyons School District
“Extreme weather and dangerous road conditions have forced the cancellation of school in Canyons District. All schools, District Offices will be closed for the day. This announcement is for one day only. Please stay safe and warm today.”
Jordan School District
“All Jordan School District Schools Are Now CLOSED. All District offices are closed as well.”
Juab School District
Murray School District
Nebo School District
Preston School District
Provo School District
Salt Lake School District
Salt Lake Community College
Box Elder School District
Two-hour late start for grades 1-12. Kindergarten and preschool canceled.
Cache County School District
Cache County Schools will be on a two-hour delay.
Davis School District
Two-hour late start with kindergarten and preschool canceled. (Final decision on whether to cancel school will be announced at 6 am Monday).
Freedom Prep Academy
All campuses closed
Granite School District
Granite Schools will be on a two-hour delay. All AM Preschool and Kindergarten classes.
Ogden School District
“After monitoring weather conditions throughout the night and early morning, we have decided that all school start times will be delayed two hours today.”
Park City Schools
“TCSD Schools are now on a 2-hour delay. Please plan accordingly.”
University of Utah
Weber School District
All Weber District schools will be on a 2-hour delayed start.
Academy For Math, Engineering and Science
Two-hour late start for the Farmington campus only. West Jordan CLOSED.
Athlos Academy of Utah
Two-hour late start.
Blessed Sacrament School
Capitol Hill Academy
Canyon Rim Academy
Children’s Discovery School
City Academy Charter School
DaVinci Academy of Sciences
No morning kindergarten and a 2-hour delay for the rest in Ogden.
Early Light Academy
Dancing Moose Montessori School
Freedom Prep Academy
Juan Diego Catholic High School
Judge Memorial Catholic School
Layton Christian Academy
Lumen Scholar Institute
The Madeleine Choir School
NUAMES Early College High School
Two-hour late start for the charter school’s Layton and Ogden campus. If school is canceled, parents will be notified.
Two-hour late start for all Spectrum Academy campuses in North Salt Lake and Pleasent Grove is CLOSED.
St. Ann’s Catholic School
St. Olaf’s Catholic School
Syracuse Arts Academy
Two-hour late start.
The Children Center – SLC/Kearns
Utah School for the Deaf and Blind
CLOSED ALL LOCATIONS.
Utah College of Dental Hygiene
Brigham Young University
“Classes will be held today. Please use caution as you travel to campus.”
Utah State University
“All Utah State campuses are open and on a regular schedule today (Monday, Feb. 3). USU Facilities is removing snow in preparation for the day. Please exercise caution while driving today, and take extra time to travel.”
Utah Valley University
City and Government Closures
Salt Lake City
- All non-essential Salt Lake City services will either function via telecommuting or be on emergency leave until 12 PM. Salt Lake City will determine if services will open fully by 10 AM.
- The Utah House and Senate committee meetings will be delayed until 9:00 AM. Floortime will begin at 11:30 AM.
- Utah Court fo Appeals and Utah Supreme Court are delayed in opening until Noon. No hearings today.
Salt Lake County
“Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has decided to close the Mayor’s Office portfolio for the day for non-essential employees on account of the inclement weather. This does not apply to other independent elected officials. For information about the status of those offices, please call them directly.”
- All non-essential Sandy City services will either function via telecommuting or be on emergency leave until 12 PM. There’s a good chance trash pick-up will be delayed a day.
- “Due to existing weather conditions and forecast for continued accumulation, Holladay City Hall & Justice Court will be CLOSED today.”
- Salt Lake
- West Jordan
Delayed until noon.
Major Delays at the Salt Lake International Airport.
Delayed start time.
City Creek Center
Closed until noon.
Davis County Health
Offices set to open at 10 am.
Salt Lake Public Library
All public library locations are closed.
“Due to weather, morning legislative committee meetings will start at 9:00 ”
Utah State Capitol
“Due to an expected heavy winter storm tomorrow, we are delaying the opening of state offices by four hours. State employees should arrive by 12:00 pm. Please drive safely!”
Wasatch Front Waste and Management
“Unfortunately, due to unsafe roads and dangerous weather conditions, all collection services are canceled. Thank you and stay safe out there!”
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