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UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER

 Road Weather Alert


Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Road Snow/Slush & Winds



Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 11 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday
 

For Northern Utah

For Valley Routes:
Another weak disturbance moves across Northeastern Utah overnight Sunday, bringing more light snow showers across the mountains and flurries down to the valley. Cache Valley routes through Logan will slush up under a heavier snow shower, beginning 2 A.M., otherwise roads will run mostly wet. Same story for Salt Lake Valley routes; Mostly wet roads beginning 3 A.M., with eastside bench routes and bridges seeing the greatest threat for slush ups. Snow showers and road impacts will begin to taper off by 10 A.M., clearing through the early afternoon. Windy again along SR-30 in Northwest Utah and extreme west desert late Sunday night through Monday morning, with gusts of 40-45 mph possible during the forecast period. 

For Mountain Routes:
Periods of snow will fall across the northern and central Utah Mountains beginning late Sunday evening, and through Monday morning, keeping areas of road snow/slush a concern for those higher elevation routes. Road snow and periods of blowing/drifting snow will make travel difficult for some northern mountain routes through Monday morning, including US-89 over Logan and Sardine Summits, as well as I-80 through Parley’s Summit. The weather and roads will begin to clear through the afternoon. Areas of patchy ice will remain a concern over wet canyon routes through Sunday afternoon/evening.

For Central & Southern Utah

For Southern Routes:
Road snow impacts are not expected for southern routes through Monday. Wasatch Plateau routes, including I-70/Fremont Junction, SR-10 from Price to I-70, and SR-12 over Boulder Summit, will experience periods of gusty winds from late morning Monday through the early evening. Northwesterly wind gusts of 35-45 mph will be a concern along those routes through the forecast period.

 

Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.


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Road Weather Forecast Highlights for Gusty Winds 

Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 P.M.
Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 11 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah
Strong northwest winds of 35-45 mph will impact portions of northwest Utah Sunday night into Monday morning, and Southeast Utah through Monday afternoon. Gusts of 50+ mph will be especially likely along SR-30, from milepost 17 to Curlew Junction, through 9 A.M. Sunday. Gusts of 50+ mph will also be likely through Castle Valley and over Boulder Summit through 7 P.M. Monday evening.

For I-84:
1.) From Idaho border to Blue Creek will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 12 A.M. – 2 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For I-80 in the West Desert:
1.) I-80 from the Nevada border to milepost 15 will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 12 A.M. – 2 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-30:
1.) SR-30 from the Nevada border to Curlew Junction will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 12 A.M. – 2 P.M. Monday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be from 3 A.M. – 9 A.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For Northern Mountain Routes:
1.) I-80/Parley’s Summit, US-89/Logan Summit, the Upper Cottonwoods, and US-40/Daniel’s Summit, will experience gusty winds over the summits from 11 P.M. Sunday through 4 P.M. Monday afternoon. These gusty winds will create areas of blowing snow. Drivers should use caution.

 

For Central & Southern Utah
High winds from a passing disturbance will impact routes across Southeastern Utah Monday morning through the evening. Strong northwesterly gusts of 50+ mph will be especially likely along SR-10 through southern Castle Valley, as well as over Boulder Summit, through 7 P.M. Monday.

For US-6/191:
1.) From Duchesne south through Indian Canyon will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 11 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.
2.) From Duchesne from Price to Green River will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M – 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
3.) From US-191/La Sal Junction to Monticello will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.
4.) From Monticello to the Arizona border (through Blanding and Bluff) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be from 12 P.M. – 7 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.

For US-40:
1.) US-40 from Daniel’s Summit east through Duchesne will experience gusty in excess of 35 mph from 11 P.M. Sunday through 8 P.M. Monday evening. Drivers should use caution.

For I-70:
1.) From Ivie Creek Summit to Ghost Rocks will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be from 12 P.M. – 7 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Ghost Rocks to Green River will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-10:
1.) SR-10 from SR-31 south to Hogan’s Pass (through Fremont Junction) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be from 12 P.M. – 7 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.
2.) From Price to Huntington will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-12:
1.) SR-12 over Boulder Summit will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. – 8 P.M. Monday. Time period for gusts 50+ mph will be from 12 P.M. – 7 P.M. Monday. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Boulder Summit to Torrey will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-24:
1.) From Torrey to I-70 Junction (through Hanksville) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-95:
1.) From Hanksville to Blanding (over Salvation Knoll) will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For SR-46:
1.) From La Sal Junction to Colorado border will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.

For US-491:
1.) From Monticello to Colorado border will experience gusty crosswinds in excess of 35 mph from 9 A.M. - 8 P.M. Monday. Drivers of high profile and lightweight vehicles should use caution.



Please monitor this page and other weather information sources for updates as the storm progresses.
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Route-Specific Forecast for Road Snow & Slush

Text Updated: Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 P.M.

Road Weather Highlights Forecast Period: 11 P.M. Sunday through 12 P.M. Monday

For Northern Utah

Another weak disturbance moves across Northeastern Utah overnight Sunday, bringing more light snow showers across the mountains and flurries down to the valley. Cache Valley routes through Logan will slush up under a heavier snow shower, beginning 2 A.M., otherwise roads will run mostly wet. Same story for Salt Lake Valley routes; Mostly wet roads beginning 3 A.M., with eastside bench routes and bridges seeing the greatest threat for slush ups. Road snow and periods of blowing/drifting snow will make travel difficult for some northern mountain routes through Monday morning, including US-89 over Logan and Sardine Summits, as well as I-80 through Parley’s Summit. Snow showers and road impacts will begin to taper off by 10 A.M., 11 A.M. for the mountains, clearing through the early afternoon.

For I-80:
1.) I-80 from Lake Point Junction through Salt Lake City will mostly run wet from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Monday morning. Road may turn slushy under heavy snow showers, especially over bridges and overpasses.
2.) Parleys Canyon to WY border will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For I-15:
1.) ID Stateline to Ogden will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, especially over bridges and overpasses, beginning as early as 1 A.M. lasting through 10 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Ogden to North Salt Lake will mostly run wet from 2 A.M. – 10 A.M. Monday morning. Road may turn slushy under heavy snow showers, especially over bridges and overpasses.
3.) Salt Lake City metro to Spanish Fork will mostly run wet from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Monday morning. Road may turn slushy under heavy snow showers, especially over bridges and overpasses.

For I-84:
1.) I-15 Junction to Mountain Green will mostly run wet from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Monday morning. Road may turn slushy under heavy snow showers, especially over bridges and overpasses.
2.) Mountain Green to Echo will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For I-215:
1.) Westside belt route will run mostly wet from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Monday morning. Road may turn slushy under heavy snow showers, especially over bridges and overpasses.
2.) Eastside belt route will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.


For US-89:
1.) Logan Canyon will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 2 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Logan Summit to Bear Lake will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
3.) Through Logan will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 2 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.
4.) Through Sardine Summit will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-158:
1.) SR-158 from Eden to Powder Mountain will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For US-6:
1.) From Thistle to Soldier Summit (over Skyview) will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 1 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For US-40:
1.) I-80 Junction through Heber will experience periods of road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Daniel’s Summit will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
3.) Daniel’s Canyon through Duchesne will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For US-189:
1.) I-15 to SR-92/American Fork will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Through Provo Canyon to Heber City will experience periods of road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-190 & SR-210:
1.) Lower Big Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Travel on upper Big Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
3.) Lower Little Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.

4.) Travel on upper Little Cottonwood Canyon will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

SR-224 & 248:
1.) Near Park City will experience periods of road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-92:
1.) I-15 Junction to MP 14 will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 3 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-167:
1.) SR-167 through Trappers Loop (Snowbasin area) will experience periods of road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-39:
1.) Ogden through Huntsville will experience periods of light road slush/snow from 2 A.M. – 10 A.M. Sunday, especially over bridges and overpasses. Drivers should use caution.
2.) Huntsville through MP 37 to Monte Cristo will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-65:
1.) From Mountain Dell to Henefer will experience periods of road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.

For SR-35:
1.) From Francis to the seasonal closure gate will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.
2.) From the seasonal closure gate through Wolf Creek Pass to Stockmore will experience periods of blowing road snow and slush, beginning as early as 12 A.M. lasting through 11 A.M. Monday morning. Drivers should use caution.


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