Winter storm forces road, canyon closures


    Eastbound Interstate 80 at Parley's Canyon is temporarily closed until officials can clear the snow, the Utah Highway Patrol reports. (Photo: KUTV)

    A few roads in Utah have been temporarily closed because of a winter storm.

    The Unified Police Department's canyon patrol officers are asking drivers to not travel in the canyons.

    The Weber County Sheriff's Office and the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) asked Powder Mountain to close Highway 158 for snow removal.

    Powder Country will be closed for the day.

    Eastbound Interstate 80 at Parley's Canyon was temporarily closed so officials can clear the snow, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) reported. It has been reopened.

    The westbound lanes on I-84 are closed because of a semi rollover at the rest area in Weber Canyon.

    Also, Little Cottonwood Canyon was supposed to reopen at 10: 30 a.m., but it remained closed as officials worked to clear the snow.

    An avalanche fell in the canyon at approximately 1:30 p.m. The road is closed until further notice, Snowbird reported.

    Big Cottonwood Canyon will be closed until 2 p.m., Brighton Ski Resort reported. During the 12:30 p.m. and 1: 30 p.m. hour, officials will conduct avalanche control.

    State Route 210 is also closed to avalanche danger.

    It is unknown when the road will reopened.

    A semi truck near Kanosh slid off I-15 and hit an active power line. It is across the freeway.

    Traffic is being diverted through mile post 146 and 158 through Kanosh as a local power company works to remove the line.

    Both directions of I-15 are closed in the area. It is snowing heavily in that area.

    Road conditions across Utah are slushy and snowy. UHP and UDOT are warning drivers to be careful, leave early and drive slow.






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