Dicey road conditions Tuesday morning in northern Utah

Posted at 8:06 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 13:49:15-05

Roads were slick in areas of the Salt Lake Valley Tuesday morning as a cold front passed through, causing problems for morning commuters.

There were dicey conditions through Cottonwood Heights and Holladay along the east belt route where several cars slid off the roads. UDOT also warned of slippery conditions in the Cottonwood Canyons.

Trucks mangled in pileup on I-80 in southwest Wyoming

A crash in I-15 north near Midvale earlier in the morning had traffic backed up for miles. A tow truck has since cleared that crash.

In total, Utah Highway Patrol recorded 58 crashes statewide between midnight and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities advised drivers to slow down and give plenty of space between themselves and other vehicles during the morning commute.

FULL FORECAST: Light snow ending; Gusty canyon winds picking up

Snow was expected to taper off as the morning progressed. But high winds are expected to pickup in northern Utah throughout the day, causing potential problems for truckers and other high-profile vehicles.