All Salt Lake City snowplows set to work through the night

Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-27 22:28:50-05

SALT LAKE CITY – All 45 of Salt Lake City’s snowplows were out to clear the streets for Monday’s morning commute, and the plows are set to operate all through Sunday night.

Public Services Director Rick Grahm said road crews have been challenged by fast accumulations of heavy, wet snow falling on already frozen roads, according to a press release from Salt Lake City.

Main roads, arterials and collector routes are the current priority, and, depending on the weather overnight, plows may not be able to move into residential areas until Monday morning.

According to the same press release, Barbara Gann, Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman, said the airport is open and operating, but runways will be closed intermittently to allow for ongoing snow removal. Travelers should expect some delays, cancellations and diversions.