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LIVE UPDATES: Road Conditions, Closures During Winter Storm

Feb 3, 2020, 4:40 AM | Updated: 9:40 am
Multiple slide-offs and crashes were reported during the morning commute Feb. 3, 2020 (Derek Peters...
Multiple slide-offs and crashes were reported during the morning commute Feb. 3, 2020 (Derek Petersen, KSL TV)
(Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Early-morning commuters woke up to snow-packed roads Monday morning along the Wasatch Front.

The Utah Highway Patrol is urging those who have the option to work from home to do so. Those who have to commute are asked to leave early so they can drive slowly.

KSL TV has team coverage throughout the morning. Watch live at KSLTV.com/live or get the app at KSLTV.com/app. This article will be continuously updated throughout the morning. Refresh for the latest news.

9:45 a.m.

UDOT is reporting incidents on northbound I-15 at 9000 South in Salt Lake County, northbound I-15 at Beck Street in Salt Lake County, northbound I-15 to I-215 South in Salt Lake County, northbound I-15 at mile post 230 in Juab County, southbound I-15 at mile post 379 and 372 in Box Elder County, northbound I-15 at 2100 South in South Salt Lake, northbound I-215 east at 3500 South in Salt Lake County, eastbound 3300 South at southbound I-15 junction in South Salt Lake, northbound I-15 at mile post 372 in Box Elder County, and southbound I-15 at 900 South in Salt Lake County.

9:30 a.m.

UDOT is warning drivers to expect the winter conditions to continue throughout the day and into the evening.

9 a.m.

Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District has announced it will not be picking up trash and recycling Monday due to weather. Collections will be delayed by one week. South Salt Lake has announced trash collection will be delayed by one day. Centerville trash collection will be delayed by one day. Suncrest garbage pickup in Draper will be picked up Wednesday. Sandy waste collection and recycling is canceled today, and the city will attempt to pick up trash tomorrow.

UTA is reminding commuters that they should expect TRAX delays in excess of an hour. They need to dress for the weather and allow extra time for their commutes. The S-Line trains have resumed service.

UDOT is reporting incidents on eastbound I-70 at mile post 53 in Sevier County, southbound Bangerter Highway at South Frontage Road in Salt Lake County, eastbound I-80 at 2300 East in Holladay, southbound Mountain View Corridor Highway at 5000 South in Salt Lake County, and southbound I-215 West at 2100 North in Salt Lake County.

8:45 a.m.

The Utah Highway Patrol has responded to more than 100 crashes since midnight.

Traffic is backing up across the Salt Lake Valley due to snowy road conditions. UDOT is reporting multiple crashes and slide-offs.

UDOT

UDOT

8:30 a.m.

Weather is causing flight delays of between 60 – 90 minutes at the Salt Lake City Airport.

Crashes have been reported on northbound I-15 at 500 East in American Fork, northbound I-215 west an 4700 South in Taylorsville, and northbound Bangerter Highway at 9800 South in Salt Lake County.

Road restrictions have been put into place on both directions of SR 20 in Iron County. Chains, 4X4 or traction devices are required.

UTA announced updated delays on FrontRunner trains due to the weather. A van bridge is in effect for the S-Line in both directions between Central Pointe and Fairmont.

8:15 a.m.

UTA is reporting multiple delays on FrontRunner trains and snow routing on bus lines.

TRAX lines are also experiencing issues: “Expect delays in excess of an hour due to switch complications caused by weather,” according to UTA. “Please dress for the weather and allow extra time for your commute.”

News specialist Ladd Egan is in Mobile 5 in the south end of Salt Lake vValley where he’s reporting snow-covered roads and slow commute. UDOT and the Utah Highway Patrol are advising people to stay off the roads today if they can.

8 a.m.

Incidents are piling up on the roads. UDOT has reported a crash on eastbound I-215 at 2000 East in Cottonwood Heights and another on northbound 5600 West at 3100 South in Salt Lake County.

UDOT Cottonwood Canyons is alerting commuters that there is an upwards of 2 inches per hour of snow being dumped on the canyon roads: “Please drive with caution and prepare for delays.”

7:45 a.m.

KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman says northern Utah will continue to see more lake-effect snow in many areas. Davis and Weber counties are seeing big impacts this morning. Valleys are expected to get between 4 – 8 inches by the time the storm is over.

 

7:30 a.m.

UTA is reporting delays on multiple FrontRunner routes.

UDOT is reporting a crash on southbound I-15 south of Willard Bay State Park in Box Elder County. A crash on southbound I-215 at the 4700 South onramp has the ramp CLOSED in Salt Lake County. There is also a crash on westbound I-80 at mile post 131 in Salt Lake County.

7:20 a.m.

The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a special avalanche advisory for valleys and benches: “Steep terrain is to be avoided.”

The KSL Traffic Center is warning drivers that there is snow on multiple roads, and it’s nearly impossible to distinguish lanes on many of them.

7:10 a.m.

Crashes are being reported on both north and southbound I-15 in Juab County. A crash has been reported on southbound I-15 in Millard County. In Salt Lake County, a crash has the right lane closed at 700 east on eastbound I-80.

UTA is reporting 10- to 15-minute delays on soutbound FrontRunner trains from American Fork to Provo.

UDOT Cottonwood Canyons is reporting snow, wind and “extremely low visibility” in both Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Traction laws are in effect.

7 a.m.

UDOT has reported multiple crashes. On southbound I-15, there are incidents in Utah County, Box Elder County and Salt Lake County. Northbound I-15  has crashes in Davis County and Salt Lake County. There are also crashes on Westbound SR 30 in Box Elder County, eastbound SR 201 to southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County, and eastbound I-215 in Salt Lake County.

6:45 a.m.

UTA’s FrontRunner trains are running on 15- to 20-minute delays from northbound from North Temple to Clearfield. Trains are turning around at Clearfield due to a switch issue that is caused by the weather.

News specialist Ladd Egan is in Mobile 5 in Salt Lake County where roads are completely covered with snow.

6:30 a.m.

UDOT reporting multiple incidents over the past five minutes, including crashes affecting southbound I-15 in Davis County, Salt Lake County and Utah County and southbound 89 in Davis County. Expect major delays this morning. Don’t drive if you don’t have to.

6:25 a.m.

UDOT cameras are capturing problems on nearly all of the major roads in northern Utah. KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman says there’s more snow to come.

6:20 a.m.

News specialist Felicia Martinez is in Mobile 5 near Bangerter Highway and 5300 South in Kearns where she’s seeing multiple slide-offs this morning. Cars are stopped in the middle of the freeway. If you can stay home today, you should.

6:05 a.m.

UTA is reporting MAJOR DELAYS on Trax due to complications caused by the weather: “Riders are encouraged to dress for the weather and allow extra time for their commute.”

Frontrunner trains are currently unable to proceed on Northbound from Clearfield. Southbound delays are up to 30 minutes or more on

5:45 a.m.

UDOT is reporting multiple crashes affecting roads in Davis, Box Elder, Salt Lake, Weber, and Utah counties. Please slow down!

5:20 a.m.

UTA is reporting 10 – 15 minute delays northbound from Layton to Ogden due to switch issues caused by the weather.

A crash on southbound I-15 at 600 North in Salt Lake City has the left shoulder closed.

Road conditions remain poor across the Wasatch Front.

5:10 a.m.

The National Weather service is reporting that snow is continuing to fall “at a good rate” and is covering roads across northern Utah.

KSL TV meteorologist Grant Weyman reports that the the winter storm warning is in effect now through late Monday night for most of Northern and Western Utah.

UDOT is reporting additional crashes within the last 15 minutes affecting both I-15 in Spanish Fork and I-70 in Sevier County.

4:50 a.m.

The National Weather Service is warning that temperatures will remain below freezing today, and it will contribute to poor travel conditions.

More crashes affecting I-70, I-15, and I-80, according to UDOT.

4:30 a.m.

UDOT is already reporting multiple crashes.

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LIVE UPDATES: Road Conditions, Closures During Winter Storm