SALT LAKE CITY — An overnight winter storm has led to several crashes on snow-covered and slick roads across northern Utah.
KSL meteorologist Brett Benson says the strong but fast-moving storm will largely exit the Wasatch Front later Friday morning, but the intense snowfall and winds will leave their mark.
Snow is just coming to an end in the next hour or so for Wasatch Front, but roads remain slick. Delay your morning commute if possible, and plan ahead if you must head out.
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) December 2, 2022
“The combination of snow initially melting as it falls, moderate/heavy snow rates & incoming cold air has the potential to lead to ‘flash freeze’ conditions tonight after the arrival of heavier snow across N. Utah,” the National Weather Service said. “This will lead to slick, hazardous conditions for many.”
Later in the day, precipitation will pick up in central and southern Utah and driving in mountain passes will be difficult.
— Derek Petersen (@Derek_Photog) December 2, 2022
A winter storm warning will remain in effect for northern Utah through central and southern Utah mountains through 3 p.m. Friday.
The NWS advised travelers to be prepared for an emergency with equipment such as flashlights, blankets, food and water, and to check road conditions before heading out.
When you see @slcmoves snowplows on the road:
⚠️ Slow down
✋🏽 Stay 200’ behind the plow truck
🚫 Never pass on the right
🦺 Drivers have a limited field of vision
🚘 Turn & keep on your lights
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) December 2, 2022
Utah school districts move online, delay classes
The Canyons School District, Summit Academy schools and Hawthorn Academy have moved all classes to remote learning due to Friday’s storm and poor road conditions.
Tooele and Jordan school districts are holding classes as normally scheduled.
Ascent, Monticello and Syracuse Arts academies, and Juan Diego Catholic schools, are also on a two-hour delay.
Lakeview Academy in Saratoga Springs is on a one-hour delayed start while Layton Christian Academy has canceled Friday’s classes.
Schools going remote or canceling school 👇 pic.twitter.com/d1llHM1WfS
— Tazya Williams (@tazyawilliams) December 2, 2022