UHP stays busy trying to keep drivers safe during blizzard

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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Highway Patrol troopers were out in force Tuesday night in an effort to keep drivers safe during the blizzard.


Heavy snow and strong winds made visibility on the roads very low, but troopers say the silver lining was the fact that for the most part people listened to the warnings and stayed off the roads.

The I-80 corridor was one of the hardest hit areas and troopers stayed busy with single car accidents.

"It's very difficult. I can barely see too far ahead of me. I can't even see on and off ramps," said Lt. Steve Winward with UHP. "We've had some pretty bad storms, but this is kind of the perfect storm with the wind and the white out conditions."

Lt. Winward said it was a storm to remember and he's happy they don't happen very often.


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