grateful for the moisture. I'll deal with a little inconvenience as long
as I can water my lawn next summer and farmers can grow crops.
The busses and trains were running reasonably well. Thanks, UTA!
Global warming is full bloom here in Utah and the low pressure which allowed
the storms, has cleaned out the pollution caused by High pressure systems.
Look at those water numbers. Let it snow!
Love the photos. Everyone is smiling, including the animals. Love Utah!
My goodness, all the complaining about winter. You do know it’s winter in
the Northern Hemisphere, we live at 4200 feet, at 41 degrees latitude, by
mountains? Come on man, take control of your life. Buy some
Blizzak tires, slap them on October 1 and take them off Apr 1. How hard is
that? Or work from home that day. Or watch the Smurfs. Stay off
the road if you’re not feeling safe.
At 9:30am I drove from Eagle Mountain to 4500 South SLC. Before I got on the
freeway everything was clean and orderly but the 15 freeway was terrible and
some of the side in SLC streets looked untouched. What gives?
Eeek, I did it again, got my road names mixed up. That should have said 500
East was plowed.
"Lisa Shaffer, the city's public services director, said the
plows' focus had been entirely on priority one roads and clearing access to
fire stations, police stations and hospitals through the morning. Because of the
high demand, plows hadn't gotten to priority two roads — channels
that lead into main roads — as of noon."I sure wonder what
they consider "priority one" roads. The roads by my house were plowed;
so I assumed the freeway would have been plowed. Bad assumption; the freeway
had up to 8 inches of snow in most lanes when I got on the road today.After having UHP come help unstick my car and get me into the "passing
lane" just so I could drive, I had to keep on going way past my exit until I
finally was able to move right to some exit (3300 South). Turns out that 3300
South (another major road) wasn't plowed either... but going up that road I
passed the intersection of 500 South (an absolutely tiny road with no traffic on
it) and that was plowed.Are "priority one" roads the roads
that go into the neighborhoods instead of the major arteries? Seems to me that
the biggest roads weren't plowed and the littlest ones were.
Nice to have the snow. Would have been even nicer of the snowplows had been out
and about. I drove across the Valley twice and saw exactly one plow. I-15
looked like it hadn't been plowed as late as 11:00. What gives, UDOT?