ST. GEORGE –
Since Saturday morning, St. George has experienced the most severe winter weather the region has seen in aroind 100 years! Record snowfalls and record low temperatures have driven residents indoors and area stores can’t keep up with the sudden demand for sleds, snow shovels, and ice-melt. Temperatures reached as low as 1 degree Fahrenheit early Monday morning. Other unofficial measurements taken in town recorded lows of zero and minus 1. The weekend snowfall set records for the region as well. On Saturday, Zion National Park saw its most intense 24-hour snowfall in years, ending up with 12 inches from the storm, making it the second-heaviest snowfall ever recorded at the park in a 24-hour period.
An accident at the intersection of State Street and Sand Hollow Road in Hurricane caused traffic delays on State Street Tuesday during the evening commute.
At around 4:45 p.m. a grey Toyota pickup truck, heading westbound on State Street, attempted to turn left onto Sand Hollow Road, when it collided with a silver Audi oncoming from the opposite direction on State Street.
Although the vehicles were significantly damaged in the collision, no severe injuries were reported at the scene and no one was transported to the hospital.
(Salt Lake City, UT) – A state panel is recommending raises for Governor Herbert and other elected officials. It would be the first substantial increase in ten years. The Elected Official and Judicial Compensation Commission handed out the recommendation yesterday. It amounts to a nearly 37-percent raise, bringing the governor’s salary from just under 110-thousand-dollars a year to over 142-thousand. The state legislature could bring up the topic in the next session.
(Salt Lake City, UT) – Two groups are calling on Governor Herbert to appoint a new attorney general. The vacancy was created after John Swallow left officer amid allegations of election violations. A letter was sent to Herbert yesterday from Utahns for Ethical Government and the Alliance for a Better Utah. Both groups want a short-term solution, to restore dignity to the office then “leave.”
(Salt Lake City, UT) – It’s the holiday season but it’s anything but a holiday for Salt Lake area postal workers. Salt Lake City’s U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center handles around six million letters, packages and cards every day and that goes up during the holidays. District Manager Jimmy Wolf says this coming Monday is essentially the last Monday before Christmas “that people can mail all across the country,” and Monday will be among the year’s busiest mailing days.