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U.S. Highway 89/91 through Sardine Canyon is seen on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.

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Traction laws reinstated in Cottonwood canyons; snow to affect valley routes in Davis, Salt Lake counties

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Updated - Nov. 11, 2020 at 10:27 p.m. | Posted - Nov. 11, 2020 at 8:35 a.m.

LOGAN — U.S. Highway 89/91 has reopened in both directions through Sardine Canyon as the area experiences winter weather conditions, authorities said Wednesday.

The highway closed just after 8 a.m. and reopened just after 10 a.m., according to Cache County emergency dispatchers.

Snow showers continued throughout the morning and early afternoon, with areas north of Salt Lake City seeing up to an inch of accumulation, according to KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman.

Northern Utah will see mountain snow showers through Thursday. Utah Department of Transportation expects snow showers to impact valley routes in Davis County and Salt Lake County. These showers will create slick spots with light road snow accumulations for valley routes in those areas, according to UDOT.

Motorists are advised to use caution. Motorists heading up canyon and mountain routes should be prepared for chain restrictions at any time during snow events.

Traction laws were also back in effect Wednesday morning for Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons in Salt Lake County, meaning that all vehicles must have tire chains or four-wheel drive, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The traction law was reinstated about 2:15 p.m., according to UDOT.

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