UDOT Plowing Update 2021

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With the much anticipated and needed storm cycle on our doorstep, it appears that Big Snows will finally come again!  Which means that trailhead parking is going to be a challenge.  We reached out this week to UDOT to ask about plowing.   Their spokesman said that the plowing priorities haven’t changed at all: they are still going to try to get the BCC trailheads  – including the Spruces lot – done in the wee hours, and the roadside parking near Solitude that is seeing a lot of parking pressure these days.  The White Pine lot is also a priority, but secondary to getting the road cleared all the way up. However, like many businesses, they are understaffed (“If you know anyone who truly wants to improve the canyon experience, UDOT is hiring”) and plowing will undoubtedly feel incomplete at times with this series of storms.  So in addition to being patient with the snowpack and the traffic we will need to exercise patience with the plows.  Note that roadside parking needs to be done outside the white line, even if you can’t see it; the Canyon Patrol has been actively ticketing and towing cars in the Solitude area that are over the line. Our praying for snow worked!  Be careful out there and be conscientious of your fellow travelers and revelers.

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