WEATHER

Power outages, rain and snow affect Thursday morning commute

Dec 9, 2021, 8:48 AM | Updated: 8:52 am
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Rain changed to snow early on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at the Utah State Capitol. Photo: Nick Wyatt, KSL NewsRadio

SALT LAKE CITY — Rain and snow combined for a messing morning commute across the Wasatch Front Thursday morning, as drivers adjusted to the first true valley winter storm of the season. 

Tune to KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM/1160 AM or get the app to stream online for the latest conditions. 

Commute begins with rain, changes to snow on Wasatch Front

By 8:30 a.m., rain changed to snow at Salt Lake City International Airport, and drivers on the valley’s east benches reported snow sticking to roadways during their commute.

Some 2,400 Rocky Mountain Power customers lost power in Taylorsville and West Valley City, causing headaches for drivers as stoplights along busy routes like 3500 South stayed dark.

Trouble spots north, east and west of Salt Lake City

In Morgan, a bus rolled over, though no one suffered any injuries. 

Ahead of the storm, Tooele School District officials announced a day of online learning for schools in Dugway. No other schools announced plans to delay, cancel or move to remote learning.

To the east of Salt Lake City, snow obscured the commute over Parleys Summit starting as early as 5 a.m.

KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman forecast more snow overnight Thursday into Friday morning. You can find the latest forecast information at kslweather.com

Contributing: Nick Wyatt, Kira Hoffelmeyer and Sean Moody

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