Winter storm blasts Utah Tuesday

Posted at 6:56 AM, Dec 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-03 14:07:04-05

A winter storm is blasting Utah Tuesday, making roads slick and dangerous.

UDOT crews said they are prepared for the snow. They said plows are loaded with 10,000 pounds of salt, and they have seven times that in reserve.

In the higher elevation areas such as Parley’s Canyon and the Cottonwood Canyons, crews spent Monday pre-treating many roads with a salt-water solution to keep the snow from sticking.

Roads from Ogden to Beaver will be impacted by the storm. Salt Lake County is expected to get 2 to 3 inches, while southern Utah County may get 8 inches.

Crews have been out on the roads since 10 p.m. Monday, and they will continue to plow the roads around the clock.

As of 11:30 a.m., there have been 44 crashes reported in Salt Lake County, 19 in Utah County and 19 in Davis County.

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