Winter weather, travel advisory issued for central, southern mountains

A tire on a snowy road serves as a reminder that Utah law requires vehicles be equipped with either snow tires or chains from October through March when traveling roads in severe winter conditions. | Photo by mariakraynova, iStock / Getty Images Plus, St. George News / Cedar City News

SOUTHERN UTAH — Travelers and residents should be aware that the National Weather Service has issued an urgent winter weather advisory for snowy conditions in Utah cities and roadways above 8,000 feet.

The advisory affects Washington, Iron, Kane, Beaver and Garfield counties and is in effect from 8 a.m. Monday until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Shaded arease denote advisory area for winter weather advisory in Utah at radar time 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 | Map courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
Shaded areas denote advisory area for winter weather advisory in Utah at radar time 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 | Map courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Affected areas

Central and southern mountains, including Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

Timing

Snow will develop Monday morning and continue through the day before diminishing Monday night.

Impacts

Accumulating snow will likely impact travel along area roads above 8,000 feet, including portions of state Highways 12, 14 and 143, as well as Interstate 70.

Precautions

Snow accumulation may cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads, and use caution while driving.

Resources

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2 Comments

  • .... November 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Be careful out there people keep them cell phones tucked away and watch that road and stay up to date on the weather reports. enjoy your holiday travel and get back home to your friends and loved ones.

    • Real Life November 21, 2016 at 6:54 am

      The new, sensative Dumpster. Now caring for your safety and well being. What a guy! It almost makes you forget what an annoying little twit he really is.

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