Winter Weather Creates Messy Driving Conditions in Park City

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PARK CITY (ABC 4) – Many people are out and about in Park City before businesses close, despite the winter storm threatening parts of Utah, including Summit county.

Jessie Apodaca, a resident of Vernal says he was in Park City for last minute holiday shopping, to make sure Christmas would be special for his family.

“Everybody needs their gifts, and I don’t want to be the Grinch,” says Apodaca.

According to the national weather service, travel could be difficult with snowfall averaging one inch per hour in the mountain areas.

In a typical storm where it only snows, Utah Department of Transportation is able to prepare the roads by laying down a brine solution. But when it rains, it’s a different story.

“If we put that solution down, the rain just kind of washes it away,” says Mitch Shaw, a spokesperson for UDOT. This means the roads cannot be treated, and could be extra slick.

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