Winter blast wreaks havoc along Utah's Wasatch Front

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 2:57 p.m.

    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.

  • NEAD SLC, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 10:45 a.m.

    The busses and trains were running reasonably well. Thanks, UTA!

  • Flipphone , 00
    Feb. 7, 2019 10:04 a.m.

    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.

  • emb Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 9:33 a.m.

    Look at those water numbers. Let it snow!

  • Paysonite Payson, UT
    Feb. 7, 2019 8:48 a.m.

    Love the photos. Everyone is smiling, including the animals. Love Utah!

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 10:17 p.m.

    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.

  • Elsleuith Eagle Mountain, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 5:19 p.m.

    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?

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    Eeek, I did it again, got my road names mixed up. That should have said 500 East was plowed.

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 3:21 p.m.

    "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.

  • Weston Jurney West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 6, 2019 1:22 p.m.

    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?