SB I-15 reopens in Draper as morning snow pummels Wasatch Front
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s roadways saw heavy delays Friday morning as another wave of snow slammed into the Wasatch Front.
Temperatures have remained low, meaning snow is sticking and quickly piling up on surface streets and freeways.
According to the Utah Department of Transportation, southbound Interstate 15 has reopened near 14300 South in Draper, but there were several active crashes in the area that caused major delays throughout the morning.
All vehicles heading up Parleys Canyon were required to have chains or 4×4 on eastbound I-80, and the traction law was in effect for the Cottonwood Canyons.
At 9 a.m., authorities asked drivers to consider delaying any travel for two to three hours.
Heavy lake effect snow is causing issues on many highways in Salt Lake County. Please consider delaying travel for 2-3 hours until the snow moves out. If you have to travel, please use caution and slow down. Follow @UDOTTraffic for the latest traffic information.
— Utah DOT (@UtahDOT) December 10, 2021
Average drive times from Provo to Salt Lake City reached 129 minutes Friday morning, compared to a typical 35 minutes.
Stay up to date with the weather at KSL Weather. Watch live on KSLTV.com/live or download the KSLTV app at KSLTV.com/app. You can also get weather alerts for your specific area with the KSL Weather app. Get it on the App Store or the Google Play Store.
- SLC replacing fireworks with laser shows for July holidays (pageviews: 23816)
- Off-duty officer saves Draper mom from drowning (pageviews: 18797)
- SLC replacing fireworks with laser shows for July holidays – KSLTV.com (pageviews: 6273)
- Police: Man dead after riding lawn mower falls off terrace (pageviews: 3369)
- 4 charged in Texas semi-truck smuggling operation that left 53 migrants dead (pageviews: 3159)
- 2nd visitor in 3 days gored by Yellowstone park bison (pageviews: 3152)