Snowstorm makes for messy Monday morning commute

SALT LAKE CITY – A snowstorm that began Sunday night continues to bring snowfall to parts of Utah Monday morning, creating dangerous driving conditions for the morning commute.

A FOX 13 Traffic Watch graphic shows the locations of many weather-related crashes around the Salt Lake Valley Monday morning.

The Utah Department of Transportation has issued the following emergency road alerts:

Salt Lake County

EB I-80 MP 129, Mouth of Parleys Canyon

Chains or approved traction devices are required for all semi-trucks traveling on Eastbound I-80 through Parleys Canyon. The chain-up area is located on the right at mile post 129.
Salt Lake County

Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons

Chains, 4-wheel drive or approved traction devices are required for all vehicles on SR-190 through Big Cottonwood Canyon and on SR-210 through Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The back country in Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed due to an avalanche warning.


I-84 UT/ID State Line

I-84 is currently closed in both directions in Idaho from the Utah & Idaho State line to the I-86 junction due to drifting snow. there is no estimate available on when lanes will reopen. For more information on Idaho road closures go to:


US-191 UT/WY State line

Updated February 2nd at 11:30 PM closure gate (MP 502) and the UT/WY State Line. Estimated time of reopening unknown at this time.

For more information on Wyoming road closures, please call 1-888-WYO-ROAD (1-888-996-7623) or visit WYOROAD.INFO.

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