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Travel advisory issued ahead of weather changes this weekend

Oct 21, 2022, 9:00 AM
A car driving on snowy road...
A vehicle makes its way along a snowy road at Summit Park, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (Ravell Call, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY–  The first winter-like storms are headed to Utah this weekend leading UDOT to issue warnings about possible road conditions.

 The advisory begins late Saturday when rain and high elevation snow is expected. Roadways in upper elevations are likely to be impacted by rain and snow. 

The storm will likely bring this season’s first accumulating road snow across Utah’s mountain routes including I-80; Parley’s Summit; Echo Junction to Wasatch Hill; Soldier Summit to Price Canyon; SR-190, Big Cottonwood Canyon and through Guardsman Pass as well as SR-210, Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Motorists heading up canyon and mountain routes should prepare for chain restrictions at any time during snow events.

Additionally, the National Weather Service warns of high winds in southern Utah. The winds could hit as early as 6 a.m. Saturday morning.  The NWS urges people to secure any outdoor Halloween decorations. 

 

Related: Is your vehicle ready for winter? UDOT has tips to assure the answer is yes

 

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