Sunday snow advisory until midnight, caution on highways

SOUTHERN UTAH – A winter weather advisory for snow, issued by the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City at 4:15 a.m., is now in effect until midnight tonight.

Snow advisory issued by National Weather Service: Dotted area denotes affected area. Radar time 7 a.m. Utah, Feb. 10, 2013 | Map courtesy of National Weather Service

• Affected area: The western Uinta mountains, Wasatch Plateau and Book Cliffs; and the central and southern mountains; including the cities of Mirror Lake Highway, Scofield, Cove Fort, Koosharem, Fish Lake, Loa, Panguitch and Bryce Canyon.

• Snow accumulations: New accumulations of 1-5 inches with

storm total accumulations of 10 to 18 inches.

• Timing: Light snow this morning will intensify again during the afternoon as the last piece of this weekend’s storm moves south through the advisory area. Snow will taper off from the north beginning late this evening. Lingering light snow is expected across the southern and central mountains late tonight though little additional accumulation is expected.

• Impacts: Travel conditions will be hazardous at times along all major roadways across the mountains through this evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter weather advisory means that snow accumulations will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads. Use caution while driving.

For winter road conditions from the Utah Department of Transportation:

Visit UDOT’s Road Weather Alerts.

Obtain UDOT’s smartphone travel app.

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