Utah’s winter storm causes hundreds of crashes

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-12 19:52:09-05

SALT LAKE CITY - The snow stopped early Saturday morning, meaning roadways aren't as bad for commuters, but the danger isn't gone.

There were more than 400 accidents along the Wasatch Front on Friday, but fewer motorists and the appearance of the sun made for fewer crashes on Saturday.

Utah Highway Patrol reports 169 crashes in Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah Counties between midnight and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

In Box Elder County, there were 2 property damage crashes and one slide-off. In Weber County, 11 crashes. In Davis County, 32.

In Salt Lake County, there were 51 property damage crashes, 13 injury crashes and 33 slide-offs.

In Utah County, there were 10 property damage crashes, 3 injury crashes and 12 slide-offs.

Freezing temperatures are expected to return after sundown on Saturday, so there may be ice along the roadways. UHP encourages drivers to travel slower and increase following distance to avoid crashes in the dangerous conditions.