UDOT works to clear roads during snowstorm

Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-03 14:04:56-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- As commuters hit the road to get to work, other workers are busy trying to get you there safe.

FOX 13's Tamara Vaifanua took a ride with UDOT workers Tuesday morning to see what goes into snow removal.

UDOT snowplows hit the roads around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, and workers have continued to clear roads throughout the day. Each mile, workers spread about 125 pounds of salt.

Snowplow drivers said the toughest part of their job is trying to get on the freeways. They said they encourage commuters to be patient and let the plows stay in front of them so they can clear the road.