News / Utah / 

Storm Strands Travelers in Southern, Central Utah

Storm Strands Travelers in Southern, Central Utah

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

(KSL News) Snow, rain, ice, and freezing temperatures mean chaos on Utah's roads, as travelers try to make it back home from the Thanksgiving weekend.

Eight people died in accidents around Utah this weekend. This morning, hotels in Southern Utah were packed with stranded travelers trying to make it up from the south end of the state.

Wind-blown freeways in Southern Utah forced hundreds of drivers off I-15 and I-70. Motel owners in Beaver told KSL Newsradio rooms were scarce by 6:30 last night, and many people slept in their cars. One driver said it took him four hours just to go 40 miles.

Utah Highway Patrol says drivers inched along I-15 between Cedar City and Fillmore, some lurching at speeds of five miles an hour. Traffic was backed up for miles, all due to slick roads, and rough conditions.

The snow is making for some dangerous driving conditions this morning since some roads are still icy.

The Utah Highway Patrol says on snowy, driving days.. troopers respond to about one hundred accidents.

Related topics



Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast