Slushy Side Streets Greet Morning Commuters

Slushy Side Streets Greet Morning Commuters


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Ashley Hayes/Andrew Adams ReportingTaking a look outside, you'll notice a lot of white on the ground. It's an obvious warning to be cautious with your commute this morning.

The freeways are deceptively clear, and the side streets seem to be posing some difficulties because they are slushy this morning.

Both the mountains and the valleys along the Wasatch Front received several inches of snow throughout the night.

All the white stuff prompted the National Weather Service to issue a snow advisory for all of Utah's mountains, expect the Henry Mountains. The advisory is also issued for the valleys and bench areas along the Wastch Front. It will remain in effect until 9:00 this morning.

Snowplows kept up with the couple of inches of snowfall on the main streets, but some side streets were a bit slippery.

Slushy Side Streets Greet Morning Commuters

We've seen people shoveling walks, clearing off their cars, and even jogging this morning. If you're headed out to commute, it's probably a good idea to allow some extra time, because the roads are still wet.

An accident was reported on SR 201 in the area of 5600 West.

There were no major accidents to report on the interstates, but traffic was slow in some areas. Drivers were spending an extra 10 to 20 minutes heading southbound on I-15 from Davis and Weber Counties. That's starting to thin out, but expect to spend an extra 5 to 10 minutes.

The snow appears to have stopped falling along I-80 in Parley's Canyon. Roads there are wet, as well.

Motorists were warned to look out for black ice this morning, but temperatures are hovering near or above freezing.

JJ Simmons, clearing off a parking lot: "Snow moves, it slides a lot. It's doing pretty well but it's a little bit slipperier than it usually is.

Chad Meeks: "You've just got to be careful, and hope that nobody's watching."

Slushy Side Streets Greet Morning Commuters

The sidewalks were treacherous up at the U of U. The side streets were problematic, it was easy to spin out, even with 4-wheel drive.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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