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FILE PHOTO: Josh Beckstrom plowing snowy roads in a HOA, on the east bench of Layton on Feb. 19, 2019.
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Winter Storm Warning In Effect For New Year’s Day

FILE PHOTO: Josh Beckstrom plowing snowy roads in a HOA, on the east bench of Layton on Feb. 19, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A large portion of Utah is expected to be hit with new snow for the New Year.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Tooele, Box Elder, Cache, Rich, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Summit, Salt Lake and Wasatch counties, as well as portions of Utah, Sanpete, Carbon and Emery counties, beginning at 5 a.m. on Jan. 1.

The warning lasts through 11 p.m. Wednesday.

A winter weather advisory has also been put into place for Juab and Millard counties, as well as portions of Sanpete, Sevier and Emery counties.

According to the NWS, heavy snow is expected New Year’s Day, with possible accumulation of between 4 – 8 inches in the valleys. Areas along the east benches and the Ogden Valley could see even more.

“Travel could be very difficult,” NWS warns. “Plan on snow covered or slick road conditions.”

Higher elevations could see between 8 – 16 inches of snow, with the exception of the upper Cottonwoods, which could get between 18 – 25 inches, the National Weather Service states.

KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman said the snow is expected to continue into Thursday, but it will taper off and warm up slightly by the weekend.

“This is some serious shovel material here,” Weyman said.