While Sochi's snow saw a Utahn medal, the white stuff in Utah may test motorists' mettle.
Little snow is expected to accumulate in the northern valleys Saturday, but as much as a foot at higher elevations could create havoc on Wasatch Mountain passes and trigger frequent avalanches until the storm passes through Monday.
Overnight snowfall led the Utah Department of Transportation to close U.S. 89 through Logan Canyon and restrict U.S. 89/91 Sardine Canyon and Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to chains and four-wheel drive vehicles on Saturday morning. Utah Highway Patrol nonetheless reported few accidents. There was one rollover accident near Orem that resulted in a late-60s couple going to the hospital with what were not believed to be serious injuries, but it was not believed to be weather-related.