SALT LAKE CITY -- Snowstorms cost a lot of money in Utah, according to a study commissioned in February of 2014 by the American Highway Users Alliance.
The study indicates that Utah loses about $66 million a day during a major snowstorm.
Individual Utahns lose about $43 million in wages or other forms of income, like sales commissions or small business profits.
Retail sellers lose about $18 million in business, a number that is likely higher at the height of the Christmas shopping season.
The state government loses about $2 million in taxes from sales and income and the federal government loses about $3 million.
All of that said, snowstorms are critical to Utah's water supply, tourist industry and air quality, which were not factored into the AHUA report.