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Quick-moving snow storm hits Utah

By Jacob Klopfenstein and Yvette Cruz, | Updated - Dec 30th, 2018 @ 11:08pm | Posted - Dec 30th, 2018 @ 1:51pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Another round of snow made its way through Utah on Sunday.

People should be prepared for heavy snow, poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions as a storm system moves from north to south across the state, according to a tweet from the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

KSL Weather's Brett Benson said this would be a "quick-hitting storm."

"We're not going to see a ton of accumulation but what we will see is it will snow heavily for an hour or 2, maybe even 3 hours, depending on where you live," Benson said.

In Sanpete and Sevier Valleys, a winter weather advisory is in effect until Monday morning.

"Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," the advisory said.

The Wasatch Mountains received the most snow in Sunday's storm. By 5 p.m., Alta had 6.5 inches and Brighton Crest had 6 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Snowbasin received 3 inches of snow while Powder Mountain received 2 inches by 4 p.m.

In the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, Kearns and Stansbury Park had 2 inches by 6 p.m. and Sandy had just over 1 inch of snow. Tooele and the Salt Lake airport both received less than an inch of snow.

In the Northern Wasatch Front, northeast Ogden and Bountiful also got less than 1 inch of snow accumulation.

Weather impacts began around noon in northern Utah and will continue until after midnight in southern Utah, the weather service said. The storm hit the Salt Lake area starting around 3, and continued into the early evening.

Road snow and slush will be present on roads throughout the I-15 corridor and mountains, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

Salt Lake and Utah counties will experience road snow through the afternoon and evening hours Sunday, according to UDOT. Central Utah from Nephi to Cedar City will experience road snow Sunday night.

Poor road conditions will persist through much of the day Monday in the southern half of the state, according to UDOT.

Roads along the Wasatch Front were expected to be clear by the Monday morning commute, but UDOT officials advised drivers to beware of possible black ice due to low temperatures.

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Check the KSL Weather forecast for the latest information.

Contributing: Tania Dean, KSL TV

Jacob Klopfenstein
Yvette Cruz

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