SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The third winter storm pounding northern Utah in four days seemed to have a bulls-eye on a tiny mountain town 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Liberty in the mountain-framed Ogden Valley has received 38 inches in the past two days, the National Weather Service said.
“We’re geared up for it. Everybody has a tractor or snowblower,” Liberty resident Evan Miller said Wednesday. “I’ve got a high-clearance vehicle with axle lockers on it and pulled out of 32 inches this morning.”
Less-equipped residents along Utah’s Wasatch Front are feeling shovel fatigue.
“I don’t care for it right now,” Salt Lake City resident Kerry Adams told KSL-TV. “It’s just a lot of work.”
The snow has been falling almost nonstop since Sunday, and unevenly, with some places getting just a few inches a day; Alpine in Utah County got 18 inches on Tuesday.
“It’s been quite a snowy situation here,” said Pete Wilensky, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City. “We’re up to a monthly total of almost 24 inches, almost double normal.”
The storms are winding down, but lingering snow will last into Wednesday night, he said.