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2-4 inches of snow expected for Wasatch Front as winter storm moves through Utah Friday

By Linda Williams and Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Feb 15th, 2019 @ 6:45pm | Posted - Feb 15th, 2019 @ 6:55am

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SALT LAKE CITY — A significant winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow to much of Utah starting Friday evening.

Carbon School District canceled classes Friday due to snowy road conditions.

District officials noted "massive" amounts of snow and said road crews have been unable to keep up.

"We considered a 'late start' but the roads people do not believe a 2-hour delay ... will make much of a difference," district superintendent Lance Hatch told KSL in an email.

A strong cold front will move into Utah on Friday afternoon and evening, bringing the potential for several inches of snow to much of the northern part of the state, according to KSL Weather's Dan Guthrie.

Many of Utah's valleys are expected to get 2-5 inches of snow on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

By 3:30, the cold front had already moved through Wendover, according to the weather service. It is predicted to hit the Salt Lake City area by about 6 p.m. and will move southeast through the rest of the state through Saturday morning, the weather service said.

Salt Lake City and Ogden will see 2-3 inches of snow through Saturday afternoon, according to the weather service. Provo is predicted to see 3-4 inches, while Park City will see 4-6 inches.

As of 4 p.m., tire chains or 4-wheel-drive are required for drivers heading to Powder Mountain on state Route 158 in Weber County, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

As of 6:30 p.m., chains or 4-wheel-drive are required for drivers on U.S. Highway 89/91 in Sardine Canyon in Box Elder County, UDOT said.

UDOT officials are asking people driving on I-84 in northwest Utah to use extreme caution. Chains or 4-wheel-drive is highly recommended on the stretch of the freeway near Tremonton in Box Elder County, the agency said in a tweet.

The snow will impact roads along the Wasatch Front during the latter portion of the Friday evening commute, starting between 6 and 7 p.m., according to UDOT. Road weather will continue throughout the evening and into Saturday, UDOT said.

The weekend will be cooler with temperatures in the 30s and scattered snow across the state, mostly in the mountains, Guthrie said.

Check the full weather forecast here. Stay with throughout the day for the latest weather updates.

Linda Williams
Jacob Klopfenstein

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