Driving restrictions lifted in Cottonwood canyons after weak Utah winter storm

Driving restrictions lifted in Cottonwood canyons after weak Utah winter storm

(Utah Department of Transportation)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A weak storm is bringing some precipitation to northern Utah.

Tire chains or 4-wheel drive were required in Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons as of Wednesday morning, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The restrictions were lifted just before 2 p.m.

The northern Utah mountains are expected to see 1-3 inches of snow Wednesday, according to KSL Weather meteorologist Grant Weyman. The valleys along the Wasatch Front will see a mixture of rain and snow, with traces of snow accumulation possible.

The Salt Lake area will see hazy skies for the rest of the week, Weyman said. Air quality was listed as moderate Wednesday morning for most of the Salt Lake Valley. Most of Utah Valley had good air quality Wednesday morning.

The haze is expected to build through an unseasonably warm weekend, where temperatures are forecast to approach 50 degrees Fahrenheit in Salt Lake.

The next storm is expected to bring rain and snow showers to Utah on Monday, according to Weyman.

The full weather forecast is available at ksl.com/weather.

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