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Snowstorm blamed in numerous slide-offs in Park City

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department on Sunday handled numerous weather-related traffic accidents as drivers had difficulty navigating the roads during one of the winter’s biggest snowstorms.

It did not appear that any of the accidents in Park City involved serious injuries, but public police logs did not provide details about most of them. Many of the accidents seemed to involve a single vehicle, and many of those cases occurred when the vehicle slid off the roads.

The police have long urged drivers to slow down during bad snowstorms like the one on Sunday since stopping distances increase when there is snow on the roads.

Some of the Sunday accidents included:

  • at 10:16 a.m., a driver slid off the road on the 2400 block of Deer Valley Drive.
  • at 10:12 a.m., a traffic accident was reported at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Park Avenue. The police said one driver hit the rear of another vehicle. Nobody was injured.
  • at 9:21 a.m., a slide off was reported on S.R. 224. The police were told the incident might have involved three cars. All of them had been moved back onto the road. The precise location on the state highway was not clear from public police logs.
  • at 9:11 a.m., a driver slid off the road on the 2000 block of Deer Valley Drive.
  • at 8:55 a.m., a truck slid off the road on the 3000 block of Meadows Drive. It came to rest in a ditch, the police were told.
  • at 8:17 a.m. a bus slid off the road at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection. Public police logs did not indicate whether the vehicle is a City Hall bus or one from the private sector.
  • at 7:49 a.m., a vehicle slid off the road on Marsac Avenue.
  • at 7:32 a.m., the police were told a vehicle slid off the road in the vicinity of Marsac Avenue and Guardsman Connection.