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Highway Patrol: Troopers struggling to keep up with crashes, drivers asked to ‘SLOW DOWN’

Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 22:44:29-05

NEPHI, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol officials in Utah County took to Twitter Sunday to ask drivers to slow down after a snowstorm that hit much of Northern Utah caused numerous accidents.

Officials stated that troopers near Nephi were having issues responding to numerous crashes in the area on I-15.

“Help us get the word out…PLEASE SLOW DOWN,” UHP stated. “If you think you’re driving slow enough…knock 10-15 more mph off your speed…that’s probably about right.”

Officials continued, saying that when driving on snow-packed roads, drivers should keep an eight to 10-second following distance.

If a car in front of the driver spins out, UHP stated that the following distance is vital in order to avoid causing an accident.

Troopers released photos of accidents that occurred in Juab County Sunday:

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