Wet Weather, Spring Break Could Cause Morning Traffic Delays
Mar 26, 2021, 5:52 AM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Spring break is about to kick off for many Utahns, and some may be hitting the road early amid a morning storm that’s leaving roadways wet.
Those who are driving to destinations early on Friday are encouraged to consider the slick conditions.
Even without the weather conditions, though, the Utah Department of Transportation anticipates drivers may face delays due to the school holiday starting for many along the Wasatch Front.
UDOT also predicted heavy traffic on I-15 beginning Friday afternoon.
In Salt Lake City, delays are expected from 2 – 9 p.m.
In Davis County, the slowdown for southbound lanes is expected from 4 – 7 p.m. In the northbound lanes, that slowdown is expected to begin at 2 p.m.
Congestion is also likely near Moab, St. George and Spanish Fork Canyon, so drivers are encouraged to give themselves plenty of extra time.
Authorities are also reminding everyone to eliminate distractions behind the wheel – especially mobile devices, practice patience when driving, and plan for more vehicles while on the road.