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Snow complicates morning commute

By KSL.com | Posted - Dec. 15, 2010 at 8:39 a.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A storm moved in Wednesday morning, bringing snow and a slushy commute for motorists all along the Wasatch Front.

Overnight crash totals
  • Salt Lake County
    25 property damage
    1 injury
    2 slide-offs
  • Utah County
    5 property damage
    1 injury
    0 slide-offs
Source: Utah Department of Public Safety

Crews in Orem worked to clear a tanker that rolled on its side. Police say the driver was going too fast for the slick conditions while coming out of Provo Canyon and rolled on 800 North around 2:30 a.m.

The driver was not injured but a small amount of oil spilled on the roadway. Some lane restrictions remain in place.

Earlier Wednesday morning, another rollover was reported on southbound I-15 in Clearfield. And the Utah Highway Patrol says three semis jackknifed on I-15 near Santaquin.

Interstate 80 is closed at Evanston, Wyo., due to weather.

Snow complicates morning commute

Restrictions for semis in Parleys Canyon have been lifted. Chains or four-wheel drive are no longer required in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

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Drivers dealt with slushy and in some spots snow packed roads all along the Wasatch Front, particularly on side streets. The Utah Department of Public Safety reports 25 accidents involving property damage in Salt Lake County overnight.

Snow is expected to fall steadily throughout the morning and taper off by afternoon. Click here for the complete forecast. And get traffic reports every 10 minutes on the nines on KSL NewsRadio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

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Story written with contributions from Andrew Adams, Courtney Ortonand the DMC News team.

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