Gandolf conjures collisions during Thursday’s storm
January 11, 2013
Winter Storm Gandolf caused several accidents and slideoffs throughout Summit County Thursday afternoon and evening.
While Summit County Sgt. Ron Bridge said there were no county road accidents or storm-related incidents, Summit County deputies did assist the Utah Highway Patrol with numerous accidents and slideoffs within the county.
Utah Highway Patrol Corp. Todd Johnson said there were six accidents and 16 slideoffs on state highways throughout Summit County between 4 p.m. and midnight. However, there were no reported injuries.
The Park City Police Department reported the Mine Road was also closed during the afternoon rush hour.
Summit County Dispatch said that as of Friday morning, calls were quiet with no reported accidents. But four-wheel drive and chains were being required in Parley’s Canyon.
As of noon Friday, Summit County snowfall numbers had not yet been reported, but Heber reported receiving 7.5 inches, Deer Creek Reservoir 4 inches and Morgan 1.7 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
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A winter storm warning for heavy snow and strong winds is in effect in the area until 6 p.m. Saturday, with anticipated snow accumulations of one to two feet.
Northwest winds are expected to create blowing and drifting snow, particularly through mountain passes and higher terrain.
Travel conditions will remain hazardous through Saturday.
Summit County residents and business owners are forbidden from depositing accumulated snow on public streets in a way that impedes traffic flow. And county winter parking restrictions remain in place, with parking forbidden along streets. Violators are subject to towing.