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Snow, slush make N. Utah travel a challenge

Published March 11, 2014 8:31 am

Road Weather Alert • Snow, slush and wind for mountain passes.
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Wind, rain and snow combined to make for a dicey commute for northern Utah drivers on Tuesday.

While few weather-related accidents were initially reported, Utah Highway Patrol troopers were enforcing use of tire chains or four-wheel drive vehicles as snow built up on roadways in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

In addition, Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed between 6:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to allow for avalanche control work, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

UDOT also issued a Road Weather Alert for snow and slush for all Wasatch Front-to-valley routes into mid-morning.

The advisory also included Interstate 80 over Parleys Summit east of Salt Lake City into mid-morning Tuesday, and again as more snow was expected Tuesday afternoon.

Highways 224, 40, 248 and 32 near Park City also expected slushy driving conditions Tuesday morning and afternoon; Highway 89 over Logan Summit was targeted by snow showers into late Tuesday morning; and highways 40 over Daniels Summit, 191 north of Vernal, 158 to Powder Mountain, 39 to the Monte Cristo Gate and 30 over Laketown Summit also expected road snow and slush through Tuesday afternoon.

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