(Richfield, Utah) —The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists state Route 72 in Sevier County is likely to remain closed until Monday, January 3, 2011. Gates on the route were closed Wednesday morning after an avalanche covered the roadway and high winds contributed to poor visibility and quickly drifting snow.
Additionally, the gates into Fish Lake on state Route 25 will be closed Thursday while crews work to break through drifting snow.
Icy conditions greeted travelers on roads in south-central Utah this morning following dropping temperatures and continued winds. Snowfall on roadways continues at higher elevations and has extended over roads in south-eastern Utah.
For the latest road closures and major incidents travelers should dial 5-1-1 or visit www.commuterlink.utah.gov.