It’s back to school in Salt Lake County on Thursday, after a rare snow day was declared Wednesday in all five of the county’s school districts.
Salt Lake City, Canyons and Granite districts confirmed on their Twitter feeds that school was back in session; and FOX 13 reported that Jordan and Murray districts were open. So were Tooele and Park City schools, which also took Wednesday off after a massive snowstorm hit northern Utah on Wednesday morning.
Officials at the districts had difficulty remembering the last time they canceled classes because of the snow, though the consensus was that it has been at least 20 years.
Classes at the University of Utah and Westminster College are also back in session Thursday, after closing Wednesday.
Also open again is Little Cottonwood Canyon, which was closed by Utah Department of Transportation because of avalanche danger. The road up the canyon to Snowbird and Alta ski resorts, State Road 210, was reopened late Wednesday afternoon to vehicles with chains or 4x4 drive.
After between 1 and 3 inches of lake-effect snow fell overnight, skies are expected to clear Thursday, with clear or partly cloudy conditions through Friday. Temperatures are dipping, though; Salt Lake City is expected to get a high temperature of 17 degrees F., and a low Thursday night of 6 degrees.
This story will be updated.
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