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Northern Utah gets pounded by Tuesday snowstorm


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Snow has been falling all day along the Wasatch Front, but it doesn't even compare with how much fell in the Ogden Valley.

Huntsville residents spent most of the day Tuesday digging out of more than 2 feet of snow, and neighboring Eden and Liberty likely got more.

One Huntsville group even created a life-size igloo, and some winter memories. "We're going to put TV in it, maybe some old couches, and we're going to use it as an outside-inside theater," Jeremiah Johnson said.

Others spend the day just trying to dig out. "My kids got the car stuck in the driveway this morning, so we had to plow it out, and they took the 4-wheel drive. Then I got stuck after I took the kids to school," said Huntsville resident Chad McKay.

So did David Robinson, another Huntsville resident. "We left our car out front. We looked out this morning and couldn't even see it," he said.

Robinson says all this snow is just "typical Huntsville weather" that buries roads and roofs for a little while. "It's a good winter. It's fun up here," he said.

McKay's not complaining either. "It's great, love the snow. I enjoy four seasons. It's not as much as last year," he said.

It is enough, though, to cause several road closures and restrictions.

  • SR-143 Mammoth Springs to Brian Head is closed due to high winds and drifting snow.
  • Big and Little Cottonwood canyons are restricted to 4-wheel drive or snow chains until further notice.
  • US 89/91 in Sardine Canyon is restricted to 4-wheel drive or snow chains in both directions between Brigham City and Wellsville due to severe weather conditions.

The storm also forced several schools to cancel evening classes.

  • Weber State University canceled all classes starting after 4 p.m. on all of its campuses.
  • Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville canceled all evening classes as of 4:30 p.m.
  • The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College canceled all evening classes after 3 p.m.
  • The James V. Hansen Wildlife Education Center at Bear River Refuge to close this afternoon. They expect to reopen tomorrow morning.

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