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Utahns scramble to get snow tires after first major winter storm

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Posted at 12:06 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 14:06:02-05

It’s one of those things that many people put off to the last minute, buying new tires or snow tires, especially considering temperatures were hovering near 50 just a week ago.

When the weather suddenly changed, it caught many Utahns off guard.

The snow started falling, the slide offs and accidents began piling up and many were making a mad dash to the nearest tire store.

The folks at Big O Tire in Murray said people were lined up before they opened the store at 7:30 a.m. Monday.

If you still need snow tires, this lull in the snow storm pattern would be a good time to get them.