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Minimal crashes in the wake of heavy snow

UHP credits light Sunday traffic on Utah roads
Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 14:35:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Despite the heavy snowfall hitting the state, the number of crashes on Utah's highways is lower than usual, with only 100 crashes as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol attributes this to the lighter Sunday traffic, which means there are fewer drivers on the road.

"We've had just under 40 crashes from midnight and about 60 motorist assists," said UHP Trooper Tara Walhberg in a live interview on Sunday's edition of Good Day Utah. "Had this been [Monday], we'd probably would have been seeing some higher numbers."

While the number of crashes is on the low side, UHP is still urging caution. In a tweet posted around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, they advise drivers to "slow down and give yourself extra time."