Winter weather advisory issued for Southern Utah mountains

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SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for the Southern Utah mountains, in effect Wednesday until Thursday at noon.

Dots indicate area affected by the winter weather advisory, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 6, 2016, 1:45 p.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News
Dots indicate area affected by the winter weather advisory, Southern Utah, Utah, Jan. 6, 2016, 1:45 p.m. | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

Affected area

The Southern Utah mountains.

Snow Accumulations

New accumulations of 5-10 inches of snow with locally higher amounts possible along the southern slopes.

Timing

Snow will become lighter and more localized through the rest of Wednesday afternoon. The snow will increase and become heavy at times around mid-evening Wednesday continuing through Thursday morning before gradually tapering off.

Impacts 

Accumulating snow will create winter driving conditions along high-elevation routes through the Southern Utah mountains. This includes Highway 89 over Long Valley Junction, state Route 12 and state routes 14 and 143.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter weather advisory for snow means that snow accumulations will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads. Use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation, go online or dial 511.

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