More snow expected through weekend

Posted at 6:23 AM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-22 14:53:21-05

A snowstorm that caused delays and contributed to dozens of crashes Friday morning is on its way out, but people in northern Utah can expect more snow this weekend.

The heaviest periods of snowfall are expected late Friday night through Saturday morning and again Saturday night. Valley floors are expected receive between three and eight inches of snow, with up to a foot along the benches and within Ogden Valley.

Friday morning’s storm was a contributing factor in 90 crashes with property damage and 11 slide-offs in Salt Lake County between 12 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Of those, nine crashes resulted in injuries. In Utah County, 36 crashes with property damage were reported in the same time period. Of those, five resulted in injuries.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s patrol car was hit on I-15 near mile post 272 in Orem at approximately 7:30 a.m.

“The trooper was outside the vehicle when the patrol car was hit, but, fortunately, no injury to the trooper or the person that hit the vehicle,” said UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) reminds commuters to be careful traveling around accident sites. Drivers are urged to reduce speeds and stay further behind the vehicles ahead during winter driving conditions.

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