Sunday’s winter storm begins to taper off in Northern Utah, continues to hammer southern part of state

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The snow fury that hit Utah Sunday seemed to be quieting down by late Sunday evening.

Both a winter weather advisory and a wind advisory were issued for most of Utah around 3 p.m., Sunday, according to KSL Weather. The winter weather advisory was expected to remain in place until early Monday morning.

“Now showers are going to get a little quieter,” KSL TV meteorologist Dan Guthrie said Sunday evening. “We talked about how the storm was sort of front loaded, where the first two to three hours is where we’d see the moderate to heavy snowfall. For most of us, that’s passed through.”

Road impacts

Although things slowed down a bit late Sunday night, it was not without first taking a hit on Utah’s drivers.

In Summit County, westbound I-80 reopened around 9 p.m. after closing for nearly an hour just west of U.S. Highway 40, according to UDOT.

Sardine Canyon near Logan saw whiteout conditions late Sunday evening, with slick, snow-packed roads. Logan City police dispatchers reported on Twitter that they had multiple cars slide off the road, and recommended not driving on state Route 30 or in Sardine Canyon without chains or four-wheel drive. The Logan dugway, the connection of 600 East from 400 North to Canyon Road, was closed Sunday evening.

There were notable delays late Sunday on I-15 between Draper and Lehi, where cars were slowed due to low visibility and multiple minor accidents, according to UDOT.

As of 11:10 p.m., both visibility and traffic were still bad in Lehi, according to UDOT’s traffic report.

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