LIVE UPDATES: Drive Times Doubled In Areas In Weber, Davis
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Residents in the northern parts of Utah woke up to new snow Wednesday, and the resulting conditions could lead to morning commute hassles.
KSL TV’s morning team will be reporting all morning long on weather and traffic to make sure you can get where you’re going safely. Meteorologist Grant Weyman, traffic specialist Haley Smith and news specialist Felicia Martinez are out in full force to bring you the latest.
This article will be updated with new information as it comes in. Refresh for the latest news.
UDOT is reporting icy spots on Legacy Parkway, and snow-covered areas of I-15 from the Idaho state line to Farmington. I-15 is also wet in areas through Salt Lake and into Utah County. Drivers should reduce their speeds.
Both Ogden and Weber school districts will be open today.
In Weber, if parents choose to keep their children home, the kids will have the absence excused and they’ll be allowed to make up homework. In Ogden, students will not be marked tardy during first period due to weather delays.
Ogden School District also noted that some buses may be delayed and parents should monitor their students until the buses arrive.
All buses are running & schools are open today. If you choose to keep children home, the absence will be excused & homework can be made up.
— WSD Notifications (@WSDNotification) February 20, 2019
All school locations will operate on their normal schedule today. Travel with caution. Students will not be marked tardy during 1st period for weather delays.
Some school buses may be delayed this morning due to conditions. Parents should monitor students until their bus arrives.
— OgdenSchoolDistrict (@ogdensd) February 20, 2019
Traffic specialist Haley Smith is warning drivers in Weber and Davis Counties that drive times could be doubled in some areas, especially on US 89. News specialist Felicia Martinez was in the area providing updates and she noticed several cars had already spun off the roads. Drivers are urged to take it slow this morning.
— Felicia Martinez (@FeliciaNews) February 20, 2019
A winter storm warning is in place for south and central Utah areas. Grant Weyman is reporting that St. George will see snow accumulation by Friday morning.
WARNING! Winter Storm Warning for the south and central. Even St. George will see snow and accumulation by FRIDAY morning. pic.twitter.com/onI1dhEj4b
— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) February 20, 2019
Highway 80 from South Weber down to the Farmington interchange is seeing double the drive time. Drivers who use this road are encouraged to give themselves plenty of commute time this morning.
UDOT is reporting the roads will likely be affected statewide throughout Wednesday and into Thursday.
ROAD WEATHER ALERT: Continued snowfall from ID border to Layton looks to impact the AM commute. Statewide road snow through the day WED into THUR. Highest road snow totals look to be in Southern Utah. For More Info: https://t.co/rsT9lYxXn0 #utsnow @UtahTrucking pic.twitter.com/QftVATFSde
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) February 20, 2019
UTA is reporting that some bus routes have been placed on snow routing, which means the buses are unable to follow regular routes due to inclement weather.
“If there is a substantial amount of snow or ice on the roads, buses will avoid steep hills in favor of safer routes,” according to UTA.
Route 625 will not service the loop to Benedicts Manor, route 612 will not service the loop in North Ogden, and all routes servicing Weber State will be affected.
Bus Alert 5:05 am – The following routes have been placed on snow routing:
* All routes servicing Weber State
* 625 – will not service the loop to Benedicts Manor
* 612 – will not service the loop in North Ogden
For more info on individual snow routes: https://t.co/JgdOyhqJJg
— UTA (@RideUTA) February 20, 2019
Winter driving conditions are reported in Weber and North Davis. Residents should leave early and slow down significantly. Be especially careful of on- and off-ramps, which have the tendency to be especially slick.
— HALEY SMITH (@haleysmithKSL) February 20, 2019
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