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Flights canceled and delayed, UHP and others ask drivers to delay travel

Dec 14, 2021, 4:12 PM | Updated: Dec 15, 2021, 7:59 am
An overturned vehicle on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake City. The UHP says there were no injuries in ...
An overturned vehicle on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake City. The UHP says there were no injuries in this crash. (Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

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SALT LAKE CITYCue the winter weather… again. The Wasatch Front received as much as a foot of snow in places overnight, with local amounts varying greatly. 

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Here’s some good news! KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman reports that, for most people, the snow has stopped falling. If you have to drive into work this morning, Weyman expects a much easier afternoon commute.

7:50 a.m update

Cars are lining up already to get up Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons in Salt Lake County. The Utah Department of Transportation reports that road conditions in those canyons are snow-packed and slick. They ask for patience, and say that the Utah Traction Law is being enforced.

 

If you are traveling by air this morning, call your airline or check their web page. By 7:30 a.m., the Salt Lake International Airport reported that 31 flights had been canceled and that 43 flights had been delayed.

Salt Lake City police are asking that commuters delay travel if possible on Wednesday morning.

Citing dangerous driving conditions Wednesday morning, the Utah Highway Patrol asked that people work from home and stay off of the roads as much as possible.


Kaysville police reported that the city is trying to clear as many roads as possible ahead of the brunt of the commute, but that parked cars are impacting how clear they can get the roads.

They ask residents to move cars if possible this morning.


 

There were reports of thundersnow as the storm started making its way in.

 

 

Update: 9:48 p.m.

The storm has knocked out power to 12,577 customers, according to the Rocky Mountain Power website. The vast majority of those outages are in Davis and Weber counties.

Rocky Mountain Power’s website shows over 12,000 customers without power on a very snowy night. (Kira Hoffelmeyer/KSL Newsradio)

Update 8:26 p.m.

Here is the latest on the winter storm moving through Utah.

 

Update: 7:55 p.m.

 

Our previous reporting

The National Weather Service posted a slew of winter weather warnings this evening. The first starts at 5 p.m. for mountain areas. And then will start impacting the Wasatch Front after 8 p.m. tonight.

The strong winds blowing this new storm system in knocked over semis on I-80 today.

KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank says to expect some snow overnight.

“These strong south winds are going to continue through the 5 to 6 o’clock hour tonight,” said Eubank. “Then we’ll see the onset of the valley rain and mountain snow. Once that rain gets going, that’s going to kinda shut down the winds. And then between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., the cold air gets there. That’ll take the valley rain and slip it over to snow.”

Eubank says to expect the morning commute to be impacted by the overnight snow.

The benches will get 4-6 inches, the valley 2-4 inches. And by 10 or 11 tomorrow morning, the storm should peter out. 

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