MEDIA BRIEFING: UDOT Canyon Patroller Injured in Head-on Crash Urges Utah Drivers to Prepare for Winter

Media Briefing: UDOT Canyon Patroller Injured in Head-on Crash Urges Utah Drivers to Prepare for Winter

UDOT to offer safety tips as winter recreation season begins  

WHAT:

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) will host a media briefing to urge drivers to be prepared for snowy weather, and to take extra precautions when driving through Utah’s canyon areas.

A UDOT canyon patrol driver recently injured in a head-on collision will share her story and provide tips on how to stay safe on the road this winter.

WHEN:
Friday, Dec. 1, at 9:30 a.m.

 WHERE:
Cardiff Fork Trailhead (Donut Falls) Parking Lot
Big Cottonwood Canyon

 Directions: Take the I-215 east belt to 6200 South. Follow 6200 South to S.R. 190/Big Cottonwood Canyon Road. Turn left on Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and travel approximately 9 miles up the canyon; the parking lot will be on the right.

 

WHO:

Brittany Kidd, Big & Little Cottonwood Canyon patrol driver

Jake Brown, UDOT roadway operations manager

 

VISUALS:

–       Photos of crashed canyon patrol vehicle

–       Vehicles traveling in Big Cottonwood Canyon

 

– UDOT –

Media Contact:
John Gleason
Public Information Officer
jgleason@utah.gov
Cell: 801-560-7740

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