SALT LAKE CITY — High winds blew into northern Utah Wednesday morning, prompting a ban on high-profile vehicles in parts of Davis County.
Traction laws were in effect for Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood and Parleys canyons earlier Wednesday but have been lifted as of 3 p.m. Traction devices were also in effect for state Route 224 over Empire Pass in Summit County but have now been lifted. Logan Canyon in Box Elder and Cache counties was closed due to the severe weather, but reopened shortly before 3 p.m., according to emergency officials.
A high wind warning remains in effect for the northern Wasatch Front until 9 a.m. KSL Meteorologist Grant Weyman reported wind gusts of 84 mph at the mouth of Weber Canyon, 64 mph in Farmington, 52 mph on the Bountiful Bench, and 57 mph in Ogden.
Update for Weber and Davis Counties:— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) April 14, 2021
Winds are still gusting near 70-80 mph at the mouth of Weber Canyon with occasional gusts to 55-60 mph elsewhere especially near Harrisville and Bountiful. We expect a gradual decrease in winds through mid-morning. #utwx
Earlier Wednesday, high-profile vehicles were not allowed on I-15 and U.S. Highway 89 between Bountiful and Kaysville, or on Legacy Parkway from Bountiful to Farmington, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. The restriction has since been lifted.
Here's a look at the semi on WB I-80 at Parley's. pic.twitter.com/BcbLuS9uKj— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) April 14, 2021
Westbound I-80 was closed Wednesday morning at the mouth of Parleys Canyon after a semitruck hauling tractor parts hit a barrier, causing the trailer to roll, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted. The highway has since reopened.
Westbound I-84 was closed near Tremonton due to an accident involving a semitruck but reopened shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to UHP. It was unclear if wind was a factor in the crashes.
Rocky Mountain Power reports just over 2,200 customers without power.