Winter weather is traveling across the listening area, causing dangerous driving conditions throughout this portion of the state. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with National Weather Service Meteorologist Ryan Cutter:
Black ice has formed on many of our roadways. “We have a bit of a warm rain starting to move in this morning. And I call it warm because it is warming up temperatures as it moves in,” said Cutter. “However, as it moves in, it’s replacing temperatures that are below freezing. So, as the rain begins this morning, we are experiencing a quick glazing of ice. What we like to call ‘black ice’ is developing on area roads in particular.”
Temperatures should start cooling off this evening, which brings the possibility of snow. A couple inches of accumulation is possible. Saturday is expected to remain cold, but much of the activity should have passed by that time.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire KMZU listening area. That advisory will remain in effect through Saturday morning.
Dozens of accidents have been reported across the listening area. Motorists are asked to use caution and drive slow, and stay home if at all possible.