UDOT crews work to clear roads as snow storm rolls in

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SALT LAKE CITY (Good4Utah) – UDOT crews will be out and about all day and through the night to plow snow and salt roads as the snow storm rolls in Sunday.

They’ve been pre-treating the roads during the last several days in preparation for the storm.

“We haven’t had a lot of practice this year. This is a storm where we’re expecting snow all across the entire state. Our crews are going to be all over from the north to the south in Cedar City,” said John Gleason, public information officer for UDOT.

Gleason advises drivers traveling back up north from Southern Utah to be extra careful around the Cedar City/Cove Fort area.

Crews will spend a lot of time clearing roads along the I-15 corridor and mountain areas such as Millcreek Canyon, Parley’s Canyon, and Big Cottonwood Canyon, which require chains or four-wheel drive  as of Sunday night.

While the President’s Day holiday will keep many people at home, the snow will send a lot of people to the slopes.

“It’s great to get the snow for the ski resorts but when it’s coming, it could be problematic because we’re going to see snow going through the morning commute. That’s the time a lot of people are going to the ski resorts,” said Gleason.

Gleason said if you get in a car accident this weekend, try to take the next exit or get off the roadway. This will keep you out of harm’s way and keep traffic moving.

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