Evening photo: Grand Canyon blanketed in snow

The Grand Canyon offered visitors a rare treat on New Year’s as the Arizona national park was blanketed in snow after days of temperatures that fell well below freezing.

Unfortunately, this seldom seen weather feat also proved to be very problematic for the many tourists visiting the park during their vacation, with entire roads shut down because of the snow-packed and icy conditions, and visitors being urged to use 4 Wheel Drive or snow chains while driving.

This as many other sunny and hot spots out West were also hit with frigid temperatures, blustery conditions and a nice dusting of snow…