White Christmas, wet roads for parts of Utah on Wednesday

December 25, 2019 GMT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s higher elevations were expected to get a white Christmas Wednesday, though residents in lower valleys were expected to only get a light dusting of snow.

The National Weather Service reported little to no snow accumulation early Wednesday in the Salt Lake Valley and north along the Wasatch front. About 3.5 inches (9 centimeters) was recorded in parts of Salt Lake City by 7 a.m., though Salt Lake City International Airport only received rain.

KSL-TV reported a winter weather advisory was issued through 11 p.m. Wednesday for the mountains north of Interstate 80, including Alta, Brighton and Mirror Lake Highway.

The southern Wasatch Mountains were expected to get up to a foot (0.30 meters) of snow.

Forecasters warn that roads over mountain passes may be slippery. Chains were required in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, and on Interstate 70, west of Green River.