Winter storm bringing snow, possible Presidents Day travel impacts to Utah

Feb 21, 2022, 5:47 AM | Updated: 6:42 am

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter storm has moved into Utah, bringing some much-needed snow to the Beehive State. However, authorities expect the weather to impact the state’s roads as many Utahns travel home this Presidents Day.

KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman says the Wasatch Front will see 1-3″ of snow with Utah County seeing more — around 3-6″ of snow.

Most Utah mountains will see over 1′ of snow.

The Utah Department of Transportation said Presidents Day drivers should expect heavy delays as people return from warmer locations and the winter storm hits Interstate 15.

“We took the three years prior to COVID and looked at where we saw a lot of build-up and focused on those hotspots, where we could see greater than usual delays,” said UDOT spokesperson John Gleason.

UDOT expects the main delays to happen this afternoon on northbound I-15 in Davis County from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and westbound U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon from 3:30-7:30 p.m. UDOT also reminded drivers to use caution and stay alert, especially when traveling through construction zones.

UDOT said its biggest area of concern with the storm is along I-15 between Cove Fort and Cedar City.

“This area will see accumulating snowfall under a band of snow that develops heading into Monday afternoon,” UDOT said. “Most valleys in northern Utah will likely run wet with the benches seeing some minor accumulations. However, there is the possibility of a band developing somewhere between Salt Lake City and Nephi during the morning hours Monday that could overwhelm pavement temperatures and result in accumulations in some valley locations.”

A second storm system will move in Tuesday, and it will bring more snow to central and southern Utah. Meanwhile, a surge of cold air will bring below-average temperatures to the entire state for most of the week.

Monday’s storm comes after a crash-filled weekend on Utah’s roads. At least one person died in a crash that closed northbound I-15 and I-215 Sunday night, and a young man was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle on I-215 in eastern Salt Lake County.

And a Utah Highway Patrol trooper jumped into action early Sunday morning to stop a wrong-way driver on I-15.

UHP trooper stops wrong-way DUI driver on I-15

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

The SHOCKWAVE jet truck at Hill Air Force Base during the 2022 Warrior over the Wasatch Air and Spa...
Sharif Paget and Dakin Andone, CNN

Stunt truck with jet engines crashes at Michigan air show, killing driver

A jet-powered stunt truck spun out of control and crashed at an air show in Battle Creek, Michigan, killing the driver, according to police and footage of the incident.
13 hours ago
Karah Brackin

Tuesday begins with two fatal wrecks on Utah roads

Tuesday was a hard day on Utah roads with two fatal wrecks happening within hours of each other.
13 hours ago
FILE: Plenty of snakes were found in the new Cache County ballot facility....
Eliza Pace

South weber power outage caused by a snake

A power outage that overtook many homes in South Weber City Monday had a strange culprit: a snake. 
13 hours ago
(Karah Brackin/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Woman killed in crash involving semi on Highland Drive

A 74-year-old woman was killed in a crash involving a semi-truck on Highland Drive, according to police.
13 hours ago
(North Davis Fire District)...
Josh Ellis

Davis County home destroyed in early morning fire

Officials with the North Davis Fire District say a West Point home is "a total loss" after a Tuesday morning fire.
13 hours ago
(John Wilson/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Motorcyclist killed in NB I-15 crash in Davis County; lanes reopened

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that temporarily closed northbound Interstate 15 Tuesday morning.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Winter storm bringing snow, possible Presidents Day travel impacts to Utah