Snowbird ski vacationers will be lucky to get to spend a few days on the slopes.
But the resorts themselves could be vulnerable to severe snowstorm conditions as well.
“We’re very concerned that the snow that we’re seeing right now in Utah and the snow we’ve seen in New York is going to be very significant and it’s going to come into the Salt Lake Valley, so that will create a lot of potential for very intense winds, so it’s a real concern,” Gov.
Gary Herbert said.
Utah’s National Guard and state troopers are patrolling ski resorts across the state as snow accumulates.
The Utah Department of Transportation says it is preparing for a “potentially significant snowstorm” on Monday.
We are working to have a backup plan in place, but as soon as that plan is complete, we will notify our partners,” said Gov.
Doug Ducey, adding that he was “not overly concerned.”
Utah has had at least two consecutive winter storms this winter, with the last storm, a heavy snowstorm, lasting six days.
More than 8.5 inches of snow has fallen in Utah in January alone, with more than 8 inches expected on Tuesday.
Salt Lake City was hit hard by a winter storm in December, with a snowfall of up to 20 inches and temperatures as high as 40 degrees.