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Slick, snowy roads impacting Wednesday’s morning commute

Mar 9, 2022, 5:47 AM | Updated: 8:32 am

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — Winter weather has brought slick road conditions and reduced visibility to roads across northern Utah.

Multiple crashes have been reported along Interstate 15, and snowpacked roads are impacting driving conditions along the Wasatch Front and Tooele and Cache valleys.

Some valley locations are experiencing a rain/snow mix before a colder air mass moves in later Wednesday.

KSL meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke said to expect showers to gradually head south, but most of the Wasatch Front will continue to see scattered showers through the afternoon.

Highs will be in the middle-to-upper 30s and the potential for a rain/snow mix at the valley floor with most of the heavier snow totals along the benches.

Expect showers to develop over southern Utah later Wednesday and continue overnight. Bitter cold air will pour in behind this storm tonight, bringing lows in the teens and highs barely out of the 20s on Thursday.

Latest updates:

8:15 a.m.

Both directions of I-15 are seeing delays in Orem due to crashes while a crash is blocking lanes on U.S. Highway 189 near Deer Creek Reservoir.

7:45 a.m.

Little Cottonwood Canyon is now open — but expect heavy traffic in the area as several cars lined up in the area to enjoy the powder today.

By the end of the storms Wednesday night, parts of the Cottonwoods could have over 2 feet of new snow.

7 a.m.

Part of northbound I-15 has reopened at 21st Street in Ogden following a nine-car crash that critically injured a child.

Foggy conditions have also been reported at the Point of the Mountain, reducing visibility.

 

6:30 a.m.

UTA reports snow routing has ended in Weber County while a crash is impacting both directions of U.S. Highway 189 at milepost 18, near Deer Creek Reservoir.

6:15 a.m.

Northbound I-15 is closed at 21st Street in Ogden due to a nine-car crash that is blocking all lanes. UDOT says to expect delays in the area, and drivers should use alternate routes.

KSL’s Shara Park and Chief Photographer John Wilson were one of the first vehicles on scene after the crash occurred and helped a 3-year-old girl, who was stuck in one of the cars.

Shara said she held the girl’s neck until emergency crews arrived. The girl was rushed to an area hospital in serious to critical condition, according to Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol.

Troopers hope to reopen some lanes around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Please, slow down this morning.


5:45 a.m.

Little Cottonwood Canyon remains closed due to avalanche control work. UDOT expects to reopen S.R. 210 at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Traction devices, chains or 4×4 are now required for all eastbound vehicles on I-80 in Parleys Canyon. Chains are also required for westbound semi-trucks in the area.

UTA announced several routes near Weber State University are on snow routing this morning.


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Slick, snowy roads impacting Wednesday’s morning commute