Park City drivers struggle in snowy weather
The snowy weather on Sunday caused a series of traffic accidents, including slide-off cases, as drivers had difficulty with the roads during the storm.
The cases did not appear to be serious, but the snowy weather struck on the final day of the Sundance Film Festival and as Park City prepared for the busiest days of the FIS World Championships.
The problems occurred in disparate locations, meaning that it was not a single street or neighborhood that was problematic.
Some of the cases included:
• on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 11:19 p.m., a privately owned snowplow and a vehicle collided at or close to the intersection of Marsac Avenue and Aimee Court. Nobody was injured.
• the Police Department on Feb. 3 responded to two slide-off accidents in the 8 p.m. hour, one on S.R. 224 at 8:32 p.m. and the other at 8:11 p.m. at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley. Another slide-off accident was logged at 4:37 p.m. on Marsac Avenue. The Marsac Avenue accident blocked the northbound lane of traffic, the police said.
• the Police Department at 2:34 p.m. on Feb. 3 received a complaint of two people, apparently drivers, “bounced off” a snow bank on Marsac Avenue south of Old Town. The road was “quite slick,” the police were told. Earlier that day, at 1:16 a.m., a slide-off accident was reported on Marsac Avenue. The accident left the vehicle in the middle of the road with flashers on.
“Even the dogs were celebrating the reemergence of the sun.”