Winter weather advisory extended, forecast to bring additional 2-5 inches of snow

Near Interstate 15 Exit 40, Southern Utah, Feb. 5, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Rebecca Guillen, St. George News / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — Following a winter storm in Southern Utah that led to power outages for over 6,000 residents Tuesday morning, a winter weather advisory originally set to expire Wednesday morning has been extended into the evening.

A winter weather advisory has been issued by the NSW extending through 6 p.m. Feb. 6, 2019, for southwest Utah (shown above). | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

The National Weather Service-Salt Lake City winter weather advisory is forecasting an additional 2-5 inches of snow expected to fall Wednesday along the Interstate 15 corridor of southwest Utah. The advisory runs through 6 p.m. Areas affected by the advisory include the southern mountains and the cities of Cedar City, Milford and Beaver.

Read more: Overnight storm causes road and school closures, power outages to over 6,000 residents

The Utah Department of Transportation also reports that snowfall is expected to continue in the northern parts of the state through Thursday morning. Motorists are advised to plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds may result in hazardous travel conditions, especially along higher elevation roads.

State route 143 remains closed in both directions between milepost 18 (south of Brian Head) and milepost 28 near Mammoth Springs. An estimated time of reopening is unknown. And SR-14 from milepost 1 just outside of Cedar City to milepost 40 at the SR-89 junction also remains closed through Friday.

Please check the UDOT website for the most current road conditions and traffic cameras.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions, visit the Utah Department of Transportation’s website or call 511.

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