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SALT LAKE CITY — Eastbound I-80 reopened Tuesday about 3:30 p.m. after it was previously shut down at the state Route 201 exit in Magna due to a crash, according to the Utah Department of Transportation
CLOSED: EB I-80 is currently CLOSED at the SR-201 Exit in Magna due to a crash. All traffic diverted off the frwy to SR-201 to continue from Tooele Co into Salt Lake Co. Drivers adjust speeds to current snowy weather conditions. @kslnewsradio@kirahoffelmeyer@SimoneSeikalypic.twitter.com/NLp4TGkkr9— Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) October 29, 2019
A wintry storm rolled into northern Utah Tuesday morning, slowing the commute along parts of the Wasatch Front and prompting restrictions for the canyons.
[5:30 AM] Snow continues to fill in across northern Utah this morning. Not much change overnight to the forecast snow totals. Still expecting the period of heaviest snowfall starting now through about midday, then tapering off this afternoon and evening. #utwx#wywxpic.twitter.com/GdSKj9Y8jg— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) October 29, 2019
Roads throughout northern Utah are wet with light snow on the mountain passes, a tweet from UDOT said. Motorists should drive carefully, slow down, increase following distance and be alert.
Slick roads led to nearly a dozen slide offs in Davis and Weber counties early Tuesday, the KSL Traffic Center reported. They were cleared by 6 a.m., but traffic remained slow through the area.
Winter driving conditions are currently in effect for I-84 through Morgan and Wasatch counties after a pair of crashes, the KSL Traffic Center reported.
A Utah Highway Patrol car was also hit Monday night on I-84 after a driver attempted to pass a crash, lost control and slid into the police vehicle. The trooper was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and is recovering at home.
One of our Sergeant's vehicles was hit last night on I-84 after a motorist attempted to pass by a crash scene. They failed to maintain control of their vehicle and slid into the parked Sarge's car. Our Sarge went to the hospital and was treated for minor injuries. He is home now. pic.twitter.com/9zLuTHsEWv— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) October 29, 2019
Troopers had investigated 99 crashes across the state as of 3:31 p.m., according to a tweet from the agency.
Last Tuesday, which was a fair weather day, troopers investigated 61 crashes.
Troopers have investigated 99 crashes statewide today, which isn't too bad considering last Tuesday, a fair weather day, we had 61 crashes. Well done, Utah! Big thanks go out to our @UDOTTRAFFIC and local news media partners for all of the work on the front-end of this storm.— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) October 29, 2019
Snowfall also accumulated along I-80 in Parleys Canyon and other mountainous areas.
This is what it looks like as we head up Parley’s Canyon this morning! Wet and snowy!! ❄️🥶 UDOT is already out and about too. Drive safely!! pic.twitter.com/c9OGLFCVmZ— Felicia Martinez (@FeliciaKSL) October 29, 2019
Chains or four-wheel drive are required on state Route 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon, state Route 210 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and U.S. 91 through Sardine Canyon.
More snow is expected to accumulate throughout the day with one to three inches possible in the valleys, according to KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman.
Here's how much snow we expect today.... pic.twitter.com/OG7ZqP8uvP— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) October 29, 2019
Snow an issue in parts of Salt Lake County now... take a look at Taylorsville off the 215. pic.twitter.com/jw8oWbVc2R— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) October 29, 2019
In addition to shutting down some roads Tuesday, the winter storm also closed Lagoon for the 2019 season.
The amusement park’s iconic “Frightmares” was supposed to run until Wednesday, but due to forecasted freezing temperatures and to protect equipment, park officials ended the season one day early.
Get the complete forecast at https://www.ksl.com/weather/forecast.
Check commute times here and get traffic updates on KSL Newsradio.
Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com