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Snowfall ends in most of Utah after week of storms

By Graham Dudley, KSL.com | Updated - Nov 30th, 2019 @ 2:04pm | Posted - Nov 30th, 2019 @ 9:14am



SALT LAKE CITY — Snowfall continued Saturday morning along the Wasatch Front after a week of storms that created treacherous travel conditions over the Thanksgiving holiday.

But the snow had mostly come to an end at the lower elevations by Saturday afternoon after the region’s last Winter Storm Warning expired at 10 a.m.

Precipitation totals from the National Weather Service show that downtown Salt Lake City received 9 inches of snow since midnight Wednesday, with cities like Herriman and Tooele seeing 19 inches and mountain resorts reporting several feet.

Announced road closures from the Utah Department of Transportation include state Route 31 east of US-89 in Sanpete County and west of Huntington in Emery County. Both directions of state Route 143 are also closed near Brian Head in Iron County.

The weather caused many crashes and traffic snarls throughout the week and through Saturday morning; it's not known whether snow impacted the overturned semitruck that closed I-15 in Utah County on Saturday.

Both Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons were open and chain restrictions were lifted, UDOT said Saturday afternoon.

No precipitation is expected for the rest of the weekend, according to the KSL Weather Center, but temperatures will peak around the freezing mark and dip into the high teens overnight in Salt Lake City.

Follow the KSL Traffic Center on Twitter @KSLTraffic for up-to-date information. More traffic updates are available from UDOT at udottraffic.utah.gov.

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