SALT LAKE CITY — Motorists need to be on the lookout for icy, slick roads while traveling through the state Tuesday night, officials said.
With as cold as the storm is, spokesman John Gleason with Utah Department of Transportation, said any water on the roads is going to freeze.
Gleason said crews are focusing their efforts on central and southern Utah. The biggest concern Tuesday night is Interstate Highway 15 between Payson and Cedar City, Gleason said. Some sections in that area could see as much as a foot of snow.
“This storm is coming in extremely cold,” Gleason said. “The plows will be out throughout the evening into the morning until they’re (roads) clear.”
Other areas of concern are Parley’s Canyon, the Benches and the point of the mountain.
“We recommend, if you can, limit your travel in these areas,” Gleason said. “It will be extremely difficult and possibly dangerous.”