Snow and wind make for hazardous driving conditions in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Hazardous driving conditions Tuesday evening closed a portion of I-15 northbound near Scipio due to crashes, delays and slide-offs.
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) February 23, 2022
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.
CLOSED: A crash WB Hwy 6 north of Helper is closed in Carbon County. Use an alternate route if possible. Also winter driving conditions in Spanish Fork Canyon. @kslnewsradio pic.twitter.com/xwN9xu8g7u
— Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) February 23, 2022
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.
Now up to 67 mph at Park Lane. This can cause strong cross winds on US-89, I-15 and Legacy Parkway. Use caution in this area! #utwx
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) February 23, 2022
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.
- More hazardous driving conditions expected on Tuesday
- Another winter storm on its way to Utah making travel difficult
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