UDOT wrote to X (twitter) just a few hours earlier today, "Consider a departure from Snowbird and Alta before the 12:30pm avalanche mitigation closure and conditions worsen."
#RoadUpdate 👋 #SR210 travelers:
‼️Consider a departure from @Snowbird @AltaSkiArea @alta_central before the 12:30pm avalanche mitigation closure & conditions worsen.
If you're departing after closure, be prepared for heavy PM delays due to high volumes of traffic & road snow. pic.twitter.com/gmM0o0Wau8
— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) February 7, 2024
"If you're departing after closure, be prepared for heavy PM delays due to high volumes of traffic & road snow."
Their website shows a general Road Weather Alert, statewide, with with heavy snow in Southern Utah.
Both Canyons (Big and Little Cottonwood) also require approved traction devices right now, according to the posted advisories.
The forecast from now until 6pm today reads: Mountain snow and valley rain/snow is continuing across Utah. Many mountain passes across the state will continue to see periods of road snow through Wednesday afternoon. Higher passes across Southern Utah are already seeing significant road snow with more to come through the day.
Lower valley routes including portions of I-15 and US-89 in Southern Utah will see light road snow/slush through Wednesday morning.
At least light road snow can be expected into early Wednesday for Northern mountain routes and the Wasatch Back.
Snow showers will be ongoing Wednesday night and continue through Thursday/Friday as colder air moves into the state. A new or updated Road Weather Alert can be expected to cover this time period.
You can also use their interactive map to see where the crashes and delays are right now.
Hey, you heard it. It's a tough call: powder or beating wait times on the drive home.
Maybe you'll get shut in and have the disruption of your life. If you can't get to work, you don't have to work, and you can still ski. Right?
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