In a flurry of unexpected activity, Park City registered one of its biggest snow storms of the season early this morning with snow totals expected to reach .6018″ by the time it is all over. Striking in the early hours of dawn, the storm raged for 23 minutes beginning at 5:21am and tapering off by 5:44am. Plow drivers have been busy clearing the roads of all snow and large chunks of asphalt, which will help with next summer’s road repair maintenance schedule. Exotic sports cars with less than 2″ of clearance are urged to avoid driving and infants who have not yet learned to walk should stay indoors. Fortunately, schools were already closed for the Martin Luther King holiday, which helped spare the children from nature’s fury.
In upper elevation terrain, storm totals almost covered the exposed rocks, dirt and budding tulips. Ski Utah is expected to issue a press release soon and the Crayons Ski Resort drafted BS-2012 House Republican Bill to appropriate 200 more acres of terrain to meet expected skier demand as a result of the storm.
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