A winter storm warning was advised Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, but the snow fall has only just begun. According to the alert, another five to 12 inches are expected to fall today and into early tomorrow morning.
In Cedar City, the snow is beginning to stick and snow plows are on the ready to keep the streets clear. SUU campus will remain open until further notice.
SUU students and Cedar City residents should take the necessary safety precautions and preparations as the storm progresses.
With the weekend coming up, students should be careful on the roads. The storm, which is moving southbound, will hit the St. George area late tonight with three to seven inches of snow.
Nearby wilderness areas, including Zion National Park and the newly open Kolob Canyon, are currently coated in thick layer of ice and snow. The SR-9/Zion Mount Carmel Highway through Zion is closed in both directions. As the current storm continues, many of the popular hiking trails in both Kolob and Zion are now, or will be, closed this weekend.
Brian Head Ski Resort will remain open during the storm but visitors should use caution. SR-143 is closed both directions between milepost 18 and milepost 28 near Mammoth Creek Rd. The mountain is expected to receive 12 to 24 inches of fresh snow until 4 p.m. tomorrow.