Snowstorm coats northern Utah roads on New Year’s Day

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – It was a white New Year’s Day in Utah as snow blanketed much of the state.

The drive through Summit County was slow and go Wednesday night as people worked to navigate through wet and slushy conditions.

“It’s getting pretty nasty real quick,” Ryan Gallagher, of Summit County replied when asked what he thought of the winter driving conditions.

During the snowstorm, our news cameras caught people sliding off Interstate 80, in addition to getting their vehicles stuck in piles of snow.

“Take care of yourself and look out for all the other drivers out there. You never know what you’re going to run into,” said Gallagher.

The Summit County resident reminded drivers to take extra precautions during the winter storm.

“I have the four-wheel drive and the winter tires. You have to make sure you’re ready for anything out here.”

“Utah drivers, they forget how to drive over the summer and then when winter hits, they can’t remember, so they’re sliding all over the place,” said Daniel Villescaz.

The Utah Department of Transportation had plows out treating the roads to help make sure the commute was as safe as possible.

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