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.
A strong cold front will once again bring valley snow and travel impacts to the I-15 corridor and surrounding mountains later Friday into Friday night. In general, 2-5" of snow expected in the valleys. See the graphic for more timing details. #utwx#utsnowpic.twitter.com/SnfuxKDCKU— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 14, 2019
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.
A sharp cold front will sweep across the area from late this afternoon through tonight. Frontal timing and snow amounts are depicted in the graph below. The majority of snowfall will occur within the first 3-4 hours behind the front. #utwxpic.twitter.com/zbUncGzztz— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 15, 2019
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 KSL.com throughout the day for the latest weather updates.