Utah legislature to recognize snow removal crews during epic year

For about six years now KVNU’s For the People regularly features a different legislator each week during the current session. On Tuesday’s program for the first ‘Legislative Spotlight’ of the 2017 session, the guest was Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund from District 24. He told host Jason Williams about one of the things he’s working on, something that people in our section of the state can really appreciate this particular winter.

“I’m running a resolution just to recognize the snow removal crews from around the state, not just UDOT but also the local communities and counties. Most people kind of take that for granted unless you actually get behind a snow(plow) truck.

“This year sure has been a great reminder of why it’s so important that we have these great, well-trained crews and all of the equipment that it takes to be able to do that,” he explained.

Senator Okerlund said crews will come onto the floor for the recognition of the great work they do to remove snow from our roads and highways. Also there will be a special recognition for Terry Jacobson, the driver of the snowplow that was cut off and went down a 300-foot embankment in Spanish Fork Canyon last month.

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