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Winter storm warnings, weather advisories in effect for parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – The National Weather Service has issued some winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories that will take effect in parts of Utah on Friday afternoon.

Look here for weather warnings and notices for your region.

Winter storm warnings
Winter storm warnings are in effect in Box Elder, Duchesne, Juab, and Morgan counties from 3:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 p.m. Saturday.

Heavy snowfall is expected, with snow accumulations of 12 to 20 inches and higher amounts of snow in some areas. Gusts of wind could reach 50 miles per hour.

The warning concerns the western Uinta Mountains and the Wasatch Mountains.

According to the NWS, traveling can be very difficult if not impossible as blowing snow leads to poor visibility. Travelers are asked to bring additional flashlights, food and water in their vehicles in the event of an emergency.

Winter weather information
For the Counties Cache, Carbon and Emery, winter weather information applies from Friday afternoon to Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

Snow piles of two to five inches are expected in Cache Valley and five to 10 inches of snow in the Wasatch Plateau, Book Cliffs, and Central Mountain areas.

Drifting snow can make traveling difficult due to poor visibility. Drivers are encouraged to slow down and exercise caution when traveling.

Visit udot.utah.gov to check the road conditions.

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