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Utah Highway Patrol responds to over 100 crashes after weekend storm

Three UHP troopers hit by cars on icy roads
Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 10:51:49-05

Utah Highway Patrol has reported responding to 135 crashes between 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:15 Sunday morning.

Overnight conditions, including high winds, caused ice to form on I-15 near the Point Of the Mountain. The freeway was closed for nearly an hour after multiple crashes due to those conditions, and as Troopers responded, they reportedly saw at least one crash involving 10 vehicles.

Authorities tweeted out a reminder to give yourself ample time and space when driving in winter conditions.