Thousands were still without power Sunday afternoon.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Snow falls on Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
| March 6, 2022, 4:41 p.m.
| Updated: 10:10 p.m.
Heavy, wet snow brought down trees and power lines Sunday morning, while the Cottonwood canyons saw heavy ski traffic.
The bulk of the storm hit northern Utah, with Rocky Mountain Power reporting about 10,000 outages in the Salt Lake Valley as of 9 a.m. That number had dropped to about 6,550 outages by noon. Those experiencing power outages can visit the Rocky Mountain Power website or text OUT to 759677.
Much of the snow fell in the Wasatch Mountains and benches, with 12 inches falling in Brighton and 10 inches landing in Park City, according to the National Weather Service. Between 3 and 10 inches fell throughout Salt Lake City. Bountiful saw up to 8 inches, West Jordan saw 9 inches, and Sandy saw 1 inch.
In Utah County, Provo Canyon saw 5 inches accumulate and 3 inches fell in Saratoga Springs, but most points south saw snowfall of 2 inches or less.
Salt Lake City Police urged residents to postpone travel due to “numerous” downed wires and weather-related hazards.
The Utah Department of Transportation also urged commuters to reconsider travel plans. But after an unusually dry winter, skiers and riders were apparently undeterred by slick conditions.
UDOT reported heavy traffic and slushy roads in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons, with congestion also present along Wasatch Boulevard. Public safety officials warned of significant delays for downhill traffic as skiers leave the slopes later Sunday.
Authorities reported numerous crashes as snow continued to accumulate, including a head-on collision near 420 S. Redwood Road. Paramedics transported two people to the hospital. Utah Highway Patrol reported that its troopers had handled 100 crashes statewide as of 11:30 a.m. and urged drivers to slow down.
The Salt Lake City International Airport reported 123 flight delays and one cancellation around noon. Crews assembled at 4:30 a.m. to begin removing snow and ice from runways.
Commuters should leave a little earlier Monday morning: The National Weather Service predicts lake-enhanced snowstorms could fall in portions of the Salt Lake Valley and in the Tooele Valley, including along Interstate 80. The expected high Monday in the Salt Lake City area is 33 degrees.
Lake Enhanced Snow Showers are possible Monday morning across the Tooele Valley, portions of the Salt Lake Valley and for those traveling along I-80 Monday morning. Add some time to your commute if you need to travel in these areas. #UTwx pic.twitter.com/bnJ44TfHd6
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) March 6, 2022
Brigham City will see a high of 37 degrees Sunday. Monday will be sunny with a high near 36 degrees. Tuesday brings a 60% chance of snow, mostly after 11 a.m., with accumulation around an inch possible.
In southern Utah, St. George will stay mostly sunny and dry throughout the week. The high Sunday will be 53 degrees, and the high Monday will be 51 degrees.
Moab will see some cloud cover Monday, but will stay mostly clear and sunny through Tuesday. Wednesday brings a 30% chance of snow showers. The high Sunday will be 48 degrees, and the high Monday will be 42 degrees.
— This story will be updated.