Snow continues into Sunday, driver cautions; STGnews Photos

Interstate 15, Bountiful area, Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has extended its winter weather advisory issued Saturday morning for snow, now extended and in effect until noon on Sunday.

Radar time 10:45 p.m. Dots denote affected area. Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Radar time 10:45 p.m. Dots denote affected area. Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

• Affected area: The Sanpete and Sevier valleys, southwest Utah and the southern mountains, including the cities of Manti, Richfield, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, Loa, Panguitch, and Bryce Canyon.

• Snow accumulations: Storm totals through Sunday morning of 1 to 4 inches in the valleys and 5 to 10 inches in the mountains.

• Timing: Accumulating snow showers, some heavy, will continue into Sunday morning before tapering off.

• Winds: Gusty north winds are expected which will result in blowing and drifting of new snow.

• Impacts: Winter driving conditions can be expected through Sunday morning along all area roadways including Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 89.

Interstate 15, Salt Lake City area, Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News
Interstate 15, Salt Lake City area, Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News

• Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory means that visibilities will be limited due to a combination of falling and blowing snow. Use caution when traveling especially in open areas.

Vehicle Preparation and Safety Precautions for Winter Weather

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:

Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts / Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app.

Parking Lot at the 3A Basketball Championships, Ogden, Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News
Parking Lot at the 3A Basketball Championships, Ogden, Utah, Feb. 23, 2013 | Photo by Sarafina Amodt, St. George News

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