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Utah troopers responded to more than 80 crashes Monday morning

Posted at 7:05 AM, Feb 17, 2020

LEHI, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol troopers have responded to 84 crashes statewide Monday morning.

Tweets from UHP said the crashes were mostly weather-related, and many of them occurred along I-15, especially in Utah County.

"Unfortunately, we had a whole bunch of people going too fast out here and had really poor conditions on the roadway that I don't think people were expecting," said Sgt. Brent Shelby, UHP. "[The road] had a solid sheet of ice and that doesn't work well when you're traveling at those freeway speeds."

One crash forced officials to close part of northbound I-15 near milepost 279 and the southbound on-ramp near milepost 282 in Lehi.

Some of the people involved in the crashes were transported to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, but troopers told FOX 13 no one was seriously hurt.

UHP reported crashes also occurred on SR-6, between mileposts 194 and 202, in Spanish Fork Canyon.

"As the day progresses the roads are slowly getting back to normal. Please continue to slow for road conditions and be safe, " a tweet from UHP said.