Continuing snow impacts many northern Utah roads

Posted at 7:50 AM, Jan 29, 2013

Drivers faced another snowy commute in many areas of the Wasatch Front on Tuesday.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for areas along the Wasatch Front. Snow accumulation of three to seven inches is possible throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

Utah Highway Patrol reports the following crash totals between midnight and noon on Tuesday: In Salt Lake County, seven crashes with property damage, two personal injury, and 17 slide-offs. In Utah County, there were 13 crash with property damage, two with personal injury and 53 slide-offs. There were 40 crashes in Davis County.

The Utah Department of Transportation said areas of slushy and snow-covered roads impacted the commute. The roads appeared to be worse through Davis County and north, as well as in Utah County. See the current road conditions from UDOT.

Utah Highway Patrol reported a number of crashes on I-15 near Orem around 10 a.m. A crash on SR-30in Box Elder County left two women injured, according to UHP.

Visibility is low in many areas and the roadways are wet. Crews have been working through the night to keep the roads clear, however the number of recent storms is making it difficult.

Crews are still working to clear snow from a storm two weeks ago. In Salt Lake City, additional resources were called in to assist the city with clearing snow from many of the neighborhoods.

Officials remind drivers to take it slow and to allow extra space between cars. The Utah Highway Patrol asks drivers who are involved in fender-bender crashes to move their vehicles off the road and call 911.

There are a few restrictions currently in place. On I-80 through Parley's Canyon, chains are required for semi-trailers traveling in both directions. Both Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon are restricted to 4x4 or chains.

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