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Drivers in Salt Lake Valley, Tooele could face winter driving conditions

Oct 26, 2022, 7:30 PM | Updated: 7:42 pm

Drivers in parts of Salt Lake and Tooele counties could be facing some winter driving conditions du...

While northern Utah is expected to only receive a half inch of snow or less from the next winter strom, the National Weather Service says because of the cold temperatures any snow that falls will stick to the roads.  Peter Samore, KSL Newsradio)

SALT LAKE CITY — Drivers in parts of Salt Lake and Tooele counties could be facing some winter driving conditions during their Thursday morning commutes. 

Jon Wilson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says lake-effect snow from the Great Salt Lake could last nearly all night.

“We do expect a lake-effect snow band to set up overnight,” he said.

Wilson says those in the western half of Salt Lake County could see snow between midnight and 3 a.m. Additionally, those in parts of Tooele County could see snow between 3 and 6 a.m.

Snow totals from the storm won’t be all that impressive, according to Wilson. However, hazardous conditions are still a possibility. 

“Accumulations don’t look all that great,” Wilson said. “Maybe a dusting up to about 2 inches. But even accumulations like that can cause hazardous driving conditions out there.”

Kira Hoffelmeyer contributed to this article.

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