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.