Snow forecast for parts of Utah
This weekend's snowstorm is expected to dump 1 to 2 feet of snow on central and eastern Utah through Sunday with smaller storms stretching across the state's northern reaches.
"Most every area of the state has had something or will get something," National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Conger said Saturday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, in effect until 5 p.m. Sunday, for the Uintas and central to southeast Utah. The storm is projected to taper off Sunday as it moves into the Four Corners area. Motorists are urged to avoid travel throughout the Interstate 15 corridor and on Interstate 70. Anyone who drives should carry a winter survival kit, according to the NWS warning.
Northern winds of more than 40 mph are expected in exposed terrain.
Saturday brought precipitation and strong winds across much of Utah. In Salt Lake City, a mix of rain and snow left one-third of an inch of precipitation as of Saturday evening.
Provo had about one-sixth of an inch of precipitation and Cedar City one-fifth. Half an inch fell in Fillmore and Oak City.
Winds of 50 mph or more were recorded from Ogden Peak to St. George.
Late Saturday afternoon, two semis were driving north on Interstate 15 near Beaver when the rigs jackknifed on the slick roads. Ten other vehicles slid into each other or off the road in the aftermath, but no one was injured, said Utah Department of Public Safety spokesman Jesse Valenzuela.
The northbound lanes were closed for about an hour.
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