Weather, detailed travel advisories for central, southern Utah

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SOUTHERN UTAH – A “Winter Weather Advisory” issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday for the mountains of central and southwest Utah, with particularity to the cities of Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

Total snow accumulations are expected from 5-10 inches, with snow becoming heavy at times once again late Tuesday morning into the afternoon before tapering off.

The NWS advisory warns that snow will impact travel on all passes across the central and southwest mountains of Utah, especially on Interstates 15 and 70.

Travel weather highlights map, Utah, 1 a.m., Jan. 13, 2014 | Map courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News
Travel weather highlights map, Utah, 1 a.m., Jan. 13, 2014 | Map courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News | Click on map to enlarge

Utah Department of Transportation issued the following travel advisories for Interstate and state highways in central and Southern Utah, in effect from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, except as otherwise indicated.

For Southern Mountain Routes

1) Areas of road snow will reamin a threat on SR-153, (especially between Elk Meadows and Puffer Lake), SR-12 (over Boulder Summit), SR-143 & SR-14 (near Brian Head and Cedar Breaks National Monument), and SR-20 (top of Bear Valley) through 9 a.m. Tuesday, with brief pockets of blowing snow and patchy ice persisting through most of Tuesday.

For I-15

1) Sections of I-15 over Scipio Summit, Pine Hill, Beaver Ridge, and Cove Fort (I-70 Junction) will see areas of lingering road snow, with lighter snow showers persisting through Tuesday morning.

Otherwise, watch for patchy ice and fog, especially near Sevier River.

2) Between Nephi and Cedar City, will see areas of lingering road snow, with lighter snow showers persisting through Tuesday morning. Otherwise, watch for patchy ice.

For I-70

1) Periods of road snow and slush will continue to be a threat between I-15 and Sevier through 11 a.m. Tuesday, especially over Clear Creek Summit.

2) Areas of road snow and slush will continue to be a threat on I-70 over Ivie Creek Summit through 11 a.m. Tuesday.

3) Fremont Junction to Colorado state line (through Ghost Rocks and Green River) will continue to experience periods of light road snow/slush lasting through 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

For US-89

1) Sections of US-89 between Circleville and Glendale will see brief periods of road snow and slush under the heaviest snow showers through 4 a.m. Tuesday. Patchy ice will be a concern into Tuesday morning.

For US-191

1) From Crescent Junction to Blanding will continue to see periods of brief road snow/slush overnight Monday, with snow showers persisting through Tuesday morning.

2) Between Moab and Monticello will have a threat for road snow and slush through noon Tuesday.

For SR-24

1) Areas of road snow will continue to be a threat on portions of SR-24, especially near Wayne Summit, through 6 a.m. Tuesday, with lighter snow showers persisting into Tuesday morning.

For SR-46

1) Areas of road snow will continue to be a threat between La Sal Junction and the Colorado border through 11 a.m. Tuesday.

For SR-95

1) Near Salvation Knoll will see a threat for road snow and slush through 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Resources

For more information visit the National Weather Service website or for information regarding potential road travel impacts visit the Utah Department of Transportation Road Alerts Web page.

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3 Comments

  • Joe January 13, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Joyce, excellent report – most informative.

  • Evil Twins Mommy January 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    It was an excellent report. Kudos.!

  • mesaman January 13, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Well done! I noted the weather cams are all down between Brianhead and U14/US89 so your report was most necessary. Thanks.

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