Last Updated: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Salt Lake City storm kills 1, largest snow fall recorded


Windstorm in Salt Lake City has claimed life of a person and injured 25 others.

Low visibility from blowing dust caused many crashes on Interstate 80 leaving a person dead and injured 25 others, The Salt Lake Tribune mentioned quoting the Utah Highway Patrol.

The state's Department of Environmental Quality warned people with heart or respiratory problems to take proper precautions, The Weather Channel reported.

The storm also delayed flights and trains, uprooted trees and caused power outages.

Largest Salt Lake City snow fall


Snow fall  has been continuously hitting Salt Lake City with less than 15 inches since October 1, making it the largest single snow event of the season in the least snowy winter on record, NewsOK reported. According to the National Weather Service, Salt Lake City averages about 60 inches of snow a year.

The weather service had placed the Wasatch Mountains and western Uintas under a Winter Storm Warning through 4 p.m. Wednesday.