A warm northwesterly storm system that dropped 2.4 inches of new snow in the Salt Lake Valley, continued to bring needed moisture to the area Monday. The snowfall was a record for a Feb. 19.
But weather forecasters say the conditions will improve, with temperatures warming. By midweek Salt Lake residents can expect highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.This is welcome news to Utahns left without power Sunday, when the storm triggered a series of outages throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Pole fires were a problem as were alarms set off by the combination of heavy snow and colder temperatures.
One police department said power surges played havoc with computer equipment. "We've spent half our time signing back onto the computer. Other than that it's just been a lot of fenderbenders and alarms."
But only one accident was reported. About 10 vehicles, including two semitrailer trucks hauling prefab housing components, were involved in an accident near Draper on southbound I-15. Three people were taken to Alta View Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released, a Utah Highway Patrol dispatcher said.