Park City winter driving: ‘mini avalanche’ hits road, a ‘mess’ elsewhere
February 14, 2019
Park City drivers continued to struggle in the winter weather last week as more snow fell, causing a series of accidents and other sorts of traffic issues.
The accidents did not appear to be serious, but they illustrated the difficulties a relentless series of storms have caused on the roads. The reports last week followed an earlier set of traffic accidents blamed on the weather the Police Department logged.
In one case last week, the police were told of what was described as a "mini avalanche" on Marsac Avenue south of Old Town. The snow apparently did not cause an accident, but the Police Department indicated the slide presented a traffic hazard.
Some of the reports last week included:
• on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9:42 p.m., a truck slid off the road at or close to the intersection of S.R. 224 and Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The truck hit the median, the police were told.
• on Feb. 10 at 6:33 p.m., a woman in a vehicle was seen on Marsac Avenue who "doesn't look stuck just too afraid to keep driving," the police were told. The Police Department was told the vehicle was blocking the road and presented a traffic hazard.
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• on Feb. 10 at 6:19 p.m., a truck was reported to be in a ditch somewhere along Kearns Boulevard. Public police logs did not provide details about the accident.
• on Feb. 10 at 4:24 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be stuck as it headed uphill on Marsac Avenue. The vehicle was blocking traffic, the police were told.
• on Feb. 10 at 4:22 p.m., the police were told snowplows were unable to operate on Marsac Avenue as two-wheel drive vehicles were attempting to drive uphill.
• on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11:44 a.m., the police were told a tow truck was needed for a car that was reported to be in a hole on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. The Police Department was told the car was "buried up to the bumper."
• on Monday, Feb. 4 at 10:43 a.m., three cars were reported to be stuck in the road on the uphill side of Marsac Avenue south of Old Town. They were in the middle of the road, the police were told. Another car was on the side of the road on the downhill side of Marsac Avenue, according to the police. The Police Department was told the location was "a mess."