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Valley and mountain snow to bring White Christmas to northern Utah

Posted: 4:43 PM, Dec 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-24 18:59:52-05
Valley and mountain snow to bring White Christmas to northern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Spotty snow showers will become more widespread Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service reports.

The showers will continue into late Wednesday morning, making it a white Christmas for the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys and mountainous areas of northern Utah.

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The National Weather Sevice has forecast the following expected snowfall totals through 11 p.m. Wednesday:

Salt Lake City – 1 inch
Provo – 4 inches
Ogden – less than 1 inch
Logan – less than 1 inch
Bountiful Bench – 2 inches
Tooele – 1 inch
Cedar City – 2 inches
Brigham City – less than 1 inch

Drivers are urged to use extra caution on roadways affected by snowfall. The Utah Department of Transportation issued the following advisory Tuesday:

Winter storm will continue to impact the entire state of Utah through Christmas Day.  Areas of road snow will be possible for many valley routes above 4000 feet tonight through Christmas morning, primarily from Salt Lake City south to Cedar City/Black Ridge.  The higher portions of I-15 south of Utah Valley/Provo will likely see the most valley road snow through Christmas morning.  Otherwise, all mountain routes will see areas of road snow tonight through Christmas morning.

Motorists are advised to use caution and TravelWise. Motorists heading up canyon and mountain routes should be prepared for chain restrictions at any time during snow events.  The following routes will experience weather-related travel concerns during the forecast period: 

– I-15, Idaho south through Cedar City/Black Ridge

– I-70, I-15 Junction to Green River

– I-84, I-15 to I-80

– US-191, north of Vernal, over Indian Canyon Summit, and La Sal Junction (south of Moab) through Blanding.

– US-89, entire route

– US-40, entire route

– US-6, entire route

– SR-12, US-89 to Torrey

– SR-14, I-15 to US-89