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Gene Kennedy reportingThe mountains got a dusting of snow, in a storm that came and went pretty quickly. We forecasted, U-DOT prepared, skiers got excited, but this storm is considered a bust.
The mountains got about 5 inches of snow, so drivers there will have to be aware of that. But in the Salt Lake valley, the storm didn't really deliver the white stuff, at least so far. And snow plowers had really geared up for this.
Jake Brown is one of those plowers who worked through the night to pre-weather the roads, laying down a salt-water solution, which lowers the freezing temperature of the pavement and prevents ice build-up. All that work and no major storm in the valley.
About 80 UDOT crew members are still on standby this morning in case the weather pattern changes.
In Parley's Canyon around midnight, traffic cameras on Interstate 80 caught glimpses of snow falling. Again... 5 inches in upper elevations.
If you're traveling in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, there are a couple of road restrictions. Only vehicles with four by four or chains are allowed for now.