Snowstorm causes large scale power outage, road closures

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SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) At one point more than 14,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers were without power Monday morning and several roads were closed due to the snowstorm.

The outage mostly affected the Draper, Bluffdale area. At one point over 14,000 customers were without power but that number decreased steadily throughout the day.

For updates on the outage click here.

There are also several roads closed:

  • Traffic is being diverted from I-15 through Kanosh. Troopers say there is an active power line across the road at MP 157 in I-15 after a semi slid off in the area.  As of 1:40 p.m. the road was re-opened.
  • UHP has closed Eastbound I-80 at Parleys Canyon until the snow can be better cleared. Parleys is now open, but four-wheel drive or chains are required.
  • Westbound I-84 is closed for a semi rollover near the rest area in Weber Canyon. 
  • Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons are now closed. Little open briefly to allow visitors to exit, but it was closed shortly after. Interlodge will go into at 11 p.m. Officials estimate the canyon will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. 
  • Alpine Loop Road is closed from US 189 to 800 North
  • Parowan Canyon (SR 143) is closed in both directions at milepost 18 to 28.
  • Travel on State Route 9 through Zion National Park is now closed to all vehicles due to winter road conditions. Travel on the Scenic Drive is still available but conditions are not good.

Visit udot.utah.gov. for traffic updates.

As of 9 p.m. troopers had investigated 234 crashes statewide. 

As of 1 p.m., the Salt Lake International airport had 46 arrivals delayed by 30 to 60 minutes; 54 departures delayed from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and three Southwest flights canceled.

This story will be updated throughout the day.

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