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Snow and wind make for hazardous driving conditions in Utah

Feb 22, 2022, 7:43 PM | Updated: 7:46 pm
Photo credit: Shara Park, KSL...
Photo credit: Shara Park, KSL

SALT LAKE CITY — Hazardous driving conditions Tuesday evening closed a portion of I-15 northbound near Scipio due to crashes, delays and slide-offs.

The Utah Highway Patrol told KSL that the freeway was closed just long enough to clear the crashes. It was reopened a short time later. 

A crash on Highway 6 north of Helper also closed a portion of that highway on Tuesday evening.

Cameron Roden, of the UHP, told KSL on Tuesday that troopers around the state have responded to 150 crashes in connection to the hazardous driving conditions. 

And it wasn’t just the snow causing problems for motorists Tuesday, wind gusts reach 50-plus mph in Davis County early Tuesday evening. The wind gusts were even stronger in certain parts of Davis County. UDOT was urging semitrucks RVs, and other light or high-profile vehicles to use extreme caution.

 

Near Evanston, Wyoming, wind gusts reached 50 mph. There were also reports of reduced visibility because of blowing snow. Additionally, wind chills near Evanston were at -25. 

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