Springtime snowstorm contributes to crashes, slideoffs around Salt Lake Valley

Posted at 11:31 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 22:01:02-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Light rain Tuesday morning turned to heavy snowfall, contributing to fender-benders and slideoffs around the Salt Lake Valley.

The change in weather happened toward the end of the morning commute, around 8:30. The Utah Department of Transportation activated some of its snowplows to clear roadways of springtime snow.

UDOT officials said Tuesday's storm serves as a reminder that weather can change quickly and drivers should be prepared for it.

"Already, I think, some of us have our sights set on spring and summer. But, we need to remember to slow down," said UDOT spokesman John Gleason.

The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories for several counties across Utah. Click here to check on your area and click here for links to FOX 13's free iOS and Android weather apps, which give you detailed weather forecasts for your location.