Rain falls in the Salt Lake Valley Thursday. The forecast calls for snow later in the morning. (Derek Petersen, KSL-TV)
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SALT LAKE CITY — Weather conditions early Thursday caused a school bus in Morgan to roll, but no one was injured, officials said.
The bus crashed as it encountered slick roads on U.S. 66, according to Morgan School District spokeswoman Gwen Romero.
“There were students on the bus but there have been no reported injuries,” Romero said in a prepared statement. “We are working closely with law enforcement and a full investigation will take place. The safety of our students and employees is our top priority.”
Romero said she would share updates as they become available.
The National Weather Service urged drivers to use caution Thursday morning as snow began hitting cities in Northern Utah.
“Valleys have started as rain, but we’re starting to see a change to snow from around Ogden northward. Watch for deteriorating road conditions this morning,” the National Weather Service tweeted.
By 8 a.m., snow started falling in areas of Weber and Davis counties and at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The remainder of the Salt Lake Valley should expect snow by 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., the weather service said, and Utah County should see rain change to snow between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Our department and @slcmoves are preparing for the snowstorm we are anticipating. As you travel: plan ahead, slow your speed, have a roadside emergency kit, and take your time. Together we can ensure a safe commute for all,” Salt Lake police tweeted.
A power outage in West Valley City reported by Rocky Mountain Power is also impacting 2,416 households. The outage appeared to be affecting traffic as backups occurred at 3500 South, as well as 41000 South and 3100 South, according to KSL NewsRadio.
Even before snow hit the cities, KSL NewsRadio reported multiple crashes in the valleys on roads that were wet but not slushy.
— Morgan Wolfe (@MorganWolfeKSL) December 9, 2021
The Utah Transit Authority announced that due to snow, several bus routes in Ogden including 455, 603, 625, 640, 645, and 650 will use Birch Ave between Edvalson Street and 36th Street in both directions.
Snow is falling and sticking to the roads in Parleys and Sardine canyons. Snow should move into the valleys later Thursday morning with a few inches of accumulation and up to 2 feet in the mountains by the end of the workweek.
Winter weather advisories are in effect from northern Utah through southern Utah and traction laws are in place for Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
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— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) December 9, 2021
Schools in Dugway will hold classes online Thursday “due to incoming winter weather conditions,” the Tooele County School District tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Get the complete forecast at the KSL Weather page and check commute times on the KSL Traffic page.
Rain at first for the valleys… turning to snow through the late morning and sticking through the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/NmZ5T9PDTD
— Grant Weyman (@KSLweyman) December 9, 2021