All roadways open in Cottonwood Heights

Posted at 3:50 PM, Dec 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-03 19:26:59-05

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS –All roadways have been opened in Cottonwood Heights, according to a tweet from Cottonwood Heights Police.

Police tweet that the roads are still dangerous and ask motorists to drive slow and be courteous.

Crews are re-salting the roads now.

Sections of Fort Union were closed due to weather conditions and Cottonwood Heights Police urged motorists to take alternate routes.

The roadway was closed between 3000 East and 2300 East due to eight slide offs, according to a tweet from police Tuesday afternoon.

Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore estimated 6 inches of snow has fallen in the city.

“The storm has been more prolonged than I thought and so I would downgrade our response to a C-,” Cullimore said. “We haven’t been able to get into the neighborhoods as quickly as I hoped and the main roads have been challenging. The icy conditions have not helped.”

Cottonwood Heights is the first city in the state to privatize its public works force. The city hired a company called Terracare in November.

City officials say Terracare plows were out as early as 2 a.m. plowing roadways.