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SALT LAKE CITY — Southern Utah woke up to snow on the ground following a winter storm that dumped on the lower half of the state.
The remnants of the storm floated into northern Utah Tuesday morning, creating hazardous road conditions in some areas of the Wasatch Front.
By 8:30 a.m., snow was accumulating on the roads of Utah County, including in Provo and Orem, according to KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman. Just after 9 a.m., Provo police said in a Facebook post at least seven accidents had been reported so far.
"Please slow down to accommodate the frozen roadways," police said in the post.
Snow on the roads in Utah County.... pic.twitter.com/qixV5GwwnG— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) January 26, 2021
Due to weather, semitrucks are currently prohibited from traveling on state Route 14 from Cedar City east to the junction with U.S. Highway 89, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
State Route 9 through Zion National Park is also closed in both directions due to ice and snow, according to UDOT. There is no estimated reopening time.
Only traces of snow are expected in northern Utah Tuesday, Weyman said. Lower elevations in southern Utah, as well as valleys in central and eastern Utah are also expected to see accumulation Tuesday, according to Weyman.
The storm is expected to clear out of Utah later Tuesday afternoon, Weyman said. Another storm is in store for the end of the week and is again expected to primarily impact southern Utah, he added.
Our current totals since the storm began yesterday:— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) January 26, 2021
❄️13" New Harmony
❄️10" Dammeron Valley
❄️1" St. George
💧1.80" Gutz Peak Snotel
💧1.40" Gardner Peak Snotel
💧1.30" Sunflower Flat Snotel
More here: https://t.co/1kUkLYdvTI#utwxpic.twitter.com/KxXWGJ04Er
From Monday's storm, Washington County town New Harmony claimed the biggest snow total at 13 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. Ten inches of snow was reported in both Enterprise and Dammeron Valley.
Kanab had 5 inches of snow, while Hurricane had 2 inches and St. George had 1 inch, according to the weather service.