Wet, slick roads across the Wasatch Front as atmospheric river arrives

Mar 15, 2023, 8:10 AM | Updated: 4:08 pm


SALT LAKE CITY — Another big storm has made its way to the Beehive State, bringing heavy rain and mountain snow with it.

National Weather Service Meteorologist, Christine Kruse told KSL Newsradio, areas along the Wasatch Front can expect to see a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain, with room for more in some spots.

It’s Southern Utah that’s drawing the most attention, as flood watchers are keeping a close eye on Zion National Park.

 Kruse also said they are monitoring St. George and the Virgin River as rain and early-Spring snow runoff is becoming a cause for concern in some spots.

She’s urging people in Southern Utah to avoid major waterways and slot canyons until the weather settles.

In northern Utah, a semi carrying a hazardous load rolled on US-6 in Price Canyon Wednesday morning, blocking both directions, likely for hours according to the Utah Highway Patrol.  


In the northern Utah mountains, UDOT crews were busy with avalanche mitigation.  These areas could get a foot to two feet of snow, especially above 8,000 feet. Areas like the Cottonwood canyons in Salt Lake County could get even more snow.

An avalanche in Logan canyon closed US 89. 


And in Summit County, cars and trucks needed traction devices for both directions of SR 224 in the area of Empire Pass.

Traction devices 


Those who have a lot of snow around their houses should also keep an eye out for rain-on-snow flooding, though Kruse said, that risk is quickly becoming less of a concern as of Wednesday morning.


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Wet, slick roads across the Wasatch Front as atmospheric river arrives