Another storm, another slick commute for motorists in Northern Utah this morning. And weather forecasters are predicting another storm this afternoon.
A winter storm that started Tuesday night, the second storm of the week, left heavy snow along parts of the Wasatch Front and a mess for snowplows to keep up with this morning.
Provo Canyon was closed this morning due to weather but has since re-opened. Both of the Cottonwood canyons were also closed. As of 11 a.m., Little Cottonwood was re-opened but Big Cottonwood was still closed.
Parley's Canyon was restricted to 4 x 4 vehicles or those with chains. Semis were not allowed in Parley's this morning. The semi restriction has been lifted. Other closures included I-80 east into Wyoming for all vehicles.
All Park City schools have canceled classes today.
As of 10 a.m., the National Weather Service reported impressive snow totals at many of the Northern Utah's ski resorts. Snowbasin was reporting 16 inches of new snow, 18 at Solitude, 17 at Sundance and Alta and 16 at Brighton. In other areas, 13 inches of new snow was being reported in Emigration Canyon, 11 inches at Kimball Junction and 8 in Brigham City.
The Utah Avalanche Center issued a special. avalanche advisory this morning for the northern Wasatch Mountains from Provo to Logan. The center said heavy snow and strong winds are making for a high avalanche danger today in the backcountry, meaning slides there are likely.
Despite the slick conditions, motorists handled this morning's snow much better than the other day."Today has been calm," Utah Highway Patrol trooper Cameron Roden said comparing the number of accidents to Monday. "It's not near what it was the other day."
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