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Winter warnings, advisories issued in parts of Utah as storm moves in

Mar 5, 2022, 9:02 PM | Updated: 9:05 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys.

The warning is in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday.

“A band of heavy snow will persist overnight with widespread accumulations up to six inches with locally higher amounts,” read a tweet from NWS Salt Lake City.

The social post went on to say that people should avoid traveling Saturday night, if possible.

The warning comes after NWS announced Winter Weather Advisories for the northern Wasatch Front, Salt Lake Valley and Tooele Valley.

Officials said those will go into effect at 9 p.m. Saturday and remain through noon Sunday.

Around 6:15 p.m., NWS officials said the storm was producing so much graupel that it was covering the ground like snow.

They then shared a picture showing the conditions on Interstate 15 in the Fashion Place area.

The conditions appeared to cause major delays along I-15 Saturday night.

For information on current road conditions across the state, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s website.

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Winter warnings, advisories issued in parts of Utah as storm moves in