Traffic alert: Closures still in effect on state Route 143 in Brian Head because of snow

A UDOT snowplow clears state Route 143, undated. | Photo courtesy National Park Service, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Department of Transportation said it has closed parts of state Route 143 in the Brian Head area because of snow and ice covering the roads.

Utah Department of Transportation cameras show the conditions of State Route 143 near Brian Head on Sunday, December 29, 2019. | Photo by UDOT, St. George News

As of UDOT’s last reporting time, Sunday at 11:22 p.m., SR-143 is still closed in both directions with no estimate of time of reopening.

The eastbound side is closed at milepost 18, approximately 2 miles south of Brian Head, while the westbound side is closed from milepost 28, which is 12 miles to the southeast of Brian Head.

Snow plows and sand trucks have been called out. UDOT estimates it may be up to 11 hours before the roads are opened again, and motorists are advised to find alternate routes.

Additional information on driving conditions can be found at the UDOT website, as well as UDOT’s Commuterlink for current road and weather conditions, or dial 511.

For the most current weather conditions, warnings and advisories, go to the National Weather Service-Salt Lake City office website.

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