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Black ice causes crashes along I-15

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-02 08:41:39-05

UTAH COUNTY, Utah – An unexpected storm in Utah County caused major slide-offs and accidents on Interstate 15.

Troopers say there were 28 accidents early Sunday morning thanks to black ice on the roadways between Lehi and Spanish Fork. I-15 had to be shut down between mile markers 274 and 275 for more than an hour.

Police say it’s important to slow down when the weather is cold because there will likely be black ice. And if there is a crash, stay inside your vehicle.

“We recommend you stay in your vehicle, because if you’re going to be sliding off you know another vehicle will be coming after. We know the most dangerous place to be on the interstate is out of your vehicle,” said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper.

There were no severe injuries and only one person was transferred to the hospital.