Lieutenant Gov. Visits Logan

Lieutenant Gov. Visits Logan

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Richard Piatt ReportingThings are getting better now in towns like Logan and Smithfield. But pictures of the piles of snow in Northern Utah did catch the Lieutenant Governor's eye and he wanted to check it out for himself.

There's still lots of slushy snow to shovel in Logan. People are getting it out of their way when they can.

Doug Hall, Logan Resident: “Yeah that was kind of a disaster for a few days there.”

Cache and Rich Counties got pounded with more than a foot of wet snow over the weekend. The result is broken tree limbs, scattered power outages, and traffic accidents. Those problems are diminished now. But people are still worried about the wet snow on rooftops.

Chad Hill, Kendrick Bros. Roofing: "Up on the roofs you've got two inches of water that's accumulated, in addition to the snow. So that means a large amount of weight that's bearing down on these roofs."

The bad news isn't getting any worse at the Smith's Marketplace. But the snow did its damage -- a series of loud cracks and pops from above warned workers here that a collapse was possible.

Tuesday night the weather gave them a break.

Christi Stephensen, Smith's Marketplace, Logan: “Last night they were talking about 10 to 15 inches, and we walked into about five, so that was a blessing.”

Lieutenant Governor Gary Herbert saw the pictures of the storm and of the problems. On a tour of Logan Herbert saw a lot of tree limbs on the ground. But Herbert says state assistance will not be necessary. Local officials, he says, are working together well.

Gary Herbert, Lt. Governor of Utah: “They’ve coordinated their efforts, cooperated together, and really are on top of the situation.”

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