DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – As high winds continue to rip through northern Utah, emergency crews have closed U.S. 89 between Farmington and Layton due to downed power lines as well as parts of I-15 near the Davis, Weber County lines.
Power lines are down and outages are widespread throughout Davis, Salt Lake and Weber Counties.
Officials are urging drivers to use extreme caution as many trees are blown over and power outages are causing traffic signals to be out. Multiple semi-trucks have also toppled over along the highways.
Thousands of people are without electricity and the Mayor of Centerville has declared a state of emergency for their city.
Schools all over in Davis and Weber Counties are all closed as of Tuesday morning and Davis County employees are being given a late start to their day:
“Due to severe weather/winds, we have advised a late start (noon) for Davis County employees. Essential workers are continuing to work tirelessly—we’re Incredibly grateful for them. Be patient, be smart, be safe, and, if possible, stay home until the winds cease.“
The University of Utah and Weber State University have all closed their campuses and the Governor of Utah has closed the State Capitol.
The Salt Lake County Government Center is also closed for the day. For weather and emergency information, find the Utah Division of Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter. For information from any of Salt Lake County’s departments, visit slco.org.
The Scott Mattheson courthouse has also closed for the rest of the day. Judges and staff have shuffled our virtual calendars to make sure they are covered for the rest of the day.
Due to nearby electrical damage, the Farmington Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of the day.
Courthouses in Layton, Bountiful, and Ogden; including Juvenile Court, are open.
SLC International Airport is experiencing minimal delays due to high winds. Passengers are encouraged to check with their airlines regarding possible delays.
Bountiful City, Centerville, and Salt Lake City all said they are not picking up garbages on Tuesday.
ABC4 will continue to bring you updates as information becomes available.