Big Snow Snarls Traffic, Results In Great Photos
|Photo provided by Zion National Park|
A winter storm warning remains in effect for most of Utah; it will expire at noon on Saturday.
The storm has dumped heavy snow - some communities just north of Salt Lake City have received more than 18 inches and snow will continue tonight and tomorrow morning.
Skiers are delighted, if they can get to our resorts. Roads through canyons will be closed at times for avalanche control. In the ski canyons vehicle travel may be restricted to vehicles with chains or 4X4.
Avalanche control work produces a safe zone around ski resorts and developed highways, but avalanche danger will be high in backcountry areas.
This Deseret News article describs the storm and its effects throughout the state. It includes some impressive photos.
Zion Park posted some magnificent photos on Facebook, you can see them here. Zion has received more snow already this year and any other in my recent memory. We are using one of the park photos to illustrate this blog post.
Photos of the American Southwest
Speaking of impressive photos, BudgetTraveler.com has this impressive gallery showing 29 dramatic photos of the American Southwest. Images from our area include:
- Monument Valley
- Bryce Canyon
- Arches National Park
- Antelope Canyon
- The San Rafael Desert
- Capitol Reef National Park
- The Four Corners Area
- Canyonlands National Park
- Zion National Park
- Bryce Canyon (again)
- Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River below Lake Powell
- Canyonlands (again)
The gallery deserves a look.
- Dave Webb