Plowing Rules a Matter of Safety

Some people are feeling snowed out in the Basin, especially if they are the one shoveling or plowing their own property. While finding the right place to pile snow can be tricky, choosing to push snow into the street believing that a snow plow will pick it up is not the right approach. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, there have been many examples so far of additional road hazards created from citizens pushing snow into the road. It creates more black ice, sometimes dangerous obstructions for vehicles, and more hazards for both motorists and pedestrians. “There are pedestrians that cannot get onto the sidewalks so they are out walking on roadsides,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “Everyone needs to be more aware to prevent accidents, both motorists and pedestrians.” There have also been several close calls with citizens using personal plows and not paying attention to traffic patterns as they use the roadway while plowing. Another hindrance to keeping roads clear is people parking their vehicles on the street. Plows cannot safely do their job on crowded streets. 

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.