Alex Cabrero Reporting It doesn't seem any part of the state is being left out --flooding in the south, heavy snow in north, Salt Lake preparing for several inches in the valley tonight. UDOT crews in Salt Lake City are preparing more salt water solution to pre-treat roads in anticipation of snow.
Richard Palmer, UDOT: “As the storm progresses through the night, I'll taper the guys off, rotate them around to get them some sleep.” While Southern Utah is busy dealing with rain, Northern Utah residents have their hands full with snow. Almost three feet of snow fell in Cache County.
It seems shoveling snow is the new Logan city slogan. While at first it all probably seemed like a lot of fun, now it's becoming a hassle. And in some cases, the snow is close to being a big problem.
Sometimes the best way to see how bad it is outside is to just take a drive in it.
Deanna Lee, Logan: “You just drive and it’s slippery, and you just fall off the road.”
Yeah, the city of Logan got plenty of snow. The only thing to do was try to clear it, even though it just kept on coming.
Keith Walker, Logan: “We’ve been shoveling snow for three days.”
Some guys we talked to are responsible for several rental properties around town and all of them had to be cleared.
Keith Walker: “It’s the most we’ve ever had.”
Trees are a big concern for residents right now. Branches have snapped because of all the weight on top. Jason Brown had a close call, a big tree branch fell right where he was walking just minutes before.
Jason Brown, Logan: “That could’ve got somebody this morning. Me as I went to class, I just missed it.”
But probably the biggest danger is roof collapse. The Smith's Grocery Store needed support after steel beams could be heard popping. And workers at Logan City Hall shoveled snow as fast as they could after they saw warning signs.
Doug Thompson, Logan Mayor: “Noticed some bending of the trusses, not to the point it was a problem for us, but we wanted to take care of it before it was a problem.”
All the snow also forced Utah State University in Logan to close early. A decision on classes tomorrow will be made tonight.
So far no major accidents are being reported. Mayor Thompson is asking residents to stay home tonight so crews can try to clear as much snow as they can.