Winter storm hits Utah, expected to dump several inches of snow


    The 2News weather team issued a Weather Warning Day as a big winter storm rolls in to Utah on Monday morning. (Photo: Jeremy Harris / KUTV)

    The 2News weather team issued a Weather Warning Day as a big winter storm rolls in to Utah on Monday morning.

    The valleys should see about four to eight inches of snow.

    Mountain areas will see at least one to two feet of snow. Avalanche warnings are still in effect.

    The rain will turn into snow during the early hours of the morning.

    By 7 a.m., 2News Meteorologist Chase Thomason predicts heavy snow will be falling along the Wasatch Front.

    Snow showers will continue late into the evening, possibly to early Tuesday morning.

    During the storm, driving conditions may be dangerous.

    Utah Highway Patrol and Utah Department of Transportation officials are warning people to stay inside and avoid traveling if they can.

    Roads are slick and slushy. Drivers are cautioned to travel carefully to avoid hydroplaning.

    Officials are also warning drivers to avoid the canyons. Interstate 80 in Parley's Canyon is backed up because of at least three different crashes.The eastbound lanes have been closed.

    Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons have also been temporarily closed.

    To get the latest weather forecast, click here.

    If you have a great photo of the winter storm, send it to 2News. Click here to submit the photo or video.




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