Morning storm dumps snow on Salt Lake City-area roads


Snow coated the roads during the morning commute near Salt Lake City on Friday.

The storm dropped up to five inches (13 centimeters) within about four hours, said National Weather Service meteorologist Charlotte Dewey. In the mountains, some places saw more than a foot of snow.

State government workers and some schools started on a delay, helping keep the number of accidents on icy roads to a relatively low 75, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street. Other snowy days have seen hundreds of crashes, he said.

The storm system is forecast to move on and a winter-weather advisory will be lifted this evening, Dewey said.

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