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SALT LAKE CITY — The first big snowstorm of the year for the Wasatch Front kept UDOT plows and emergency responders busy into Tuesday morning.
UDOT crews worked around the clock to make sure highways were ready for the Tuesday morning commute. In the Salt Lake Valley, snow turned slushy on day two of this snowstorm.
According to UHP, from midnight Monday until just before midnight Tuesday, troopers responded to 217 crashes on I-15, I-215 and in the canyons of Utah, Salt Lake and Davis counties. That does not include slide offs and minor crashes.
Tuesday morning included more crashes than Monday morning but fewer widespread major delays, according to the KSL Newsradio traffic center. Motorists were cautioned to drive carefully for the conditions.
Road may look clear but beware of ice. If you see us with red and blues slow way down. We are warning U of hazards pic.twitter.com/tDeB9Eknto— UHP Colonel (@UHP_Colonel) December 15, 2015
Northbound FrontRunner trains faced delays of 6 to 30 minutes due to weather, UTA tweeted.
Several schools have delayed starts or cancelled classes for Tuesday. Please check with your child's school for specific information.
American International School of Utah
Capitol Hill Academy
St. Marguerite Catholic School
Ascent Academies, Farmington - starts at 10:30
Bell Canyon Montessori - starts at 10:00
Canyon Rim Academy - starts at 10:30
Canyons School District - two hour delay, no kindergarten
Channing Hall Charter School - starts at 9:45
Churchill Jr. High, Granite District - one hour delay
Davis School District - two hour delay, no kindergarten
GreenWood Charter School - starts at 10:30
Hawthorn Academy (both South Jordan and West Jordan) - two hour delay
Legacy Preparatory Academy - starts at 10:00
Mana Academy Charter School - starts at 10:30
NUAMES Early College High School - two hour delay
Oakridge Elementary, Granite District - two hour delay
Ogden Preparatory Academy - two hour delay
Providence Hall Charter School, Herriman - two hour delay for all campuses
Skyline High School, Granite District - one hour delay
Summit Academy - two hour delay
Summit Academy High School - two hour delay
Syracuse Arts Academy - two hour delay, no kindergarten
Tooele Valley Schools - two hour delay
Upland Elementary- starts at 10. Morning kindergarten - 10, afternoon kindergarten - no delay
Venture Academy - starts at 10:15
Venture High School - starts at 10:10
Voyage Academy - starts at 10:30, no AM kindergarten
Wasatch Jr. High, Granite District - two hour delay
Weilenmann School of Discovery - starts at 10:00
The storm was expected to deliver another one to three inches of snow to the Wasatch Front, according to KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman. Get the complete forecast on the KSL weather page.
The Utah Avalanche Center issued an avalanche warning Tuesday for the mountains of northern and central Utah, including the Wasatch Range near Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo as well as the Manti Skyline. Avalanche danger in those areas is high, and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended, the center said in a news release.
Contributing: Nkoyo Iyamba