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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Wet, heavy snow just south of Salt Lake City fell in Tuesday's early hours, causing car accidents and reminding Utah County residents that it's still winter.
Pleasant Grove reported six inches Tuesday morning, Brigham Young University had eight, and the southern Utah County town Payson saw 12 inches of the sticky snow.
The same storm dusted roads with just enough powder to cause approximately 100 crashes and 50 slide-offs in Salt Lake and Utah counties from midnight Tuesday to 11 a.m., said Lt. Doug McCleve, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman.
The National Weather Service issued a heavy snow warning Tuesday with three to six inches expected south of Provo. Ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons could expect two to five inches of snow, and Salt Lake County probably would see two to four inches, according to the weather service.
The weather service expects the snow to taper off late Tuesday.
No one was injured in an avalanche reported Monday between Brighton and Alta at the bridge of the two Cottonwood canyons, but avalanche danger was rated considerable in most of the Wasatch backcountry Tuesday.
Considerable danger is the middle point of a five-point scale ranging from low to extreme. At considerable danger, human-triggered avalanches are likely on steeper slopes, and human and naturally triggered avalanches are likely on milder slopes at high danger.
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