Storm Makes for a Hairy Commute

Storm Makes for a Hairy Commute

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Gene Kennedy reportingSlush made freeways a dangerous place to be this morning. If you were out there this morning, you know it wasn't pleasant. Right after the snow stopped falling this morning, there were dozens of accidents on just about every highway in the valley, as well as several in Davis County.

Several of the accidents caused annoying traffic back-ups. But most were fender benders with minimal, if any injuries.

Storm Makes for a Hairy Commute

Case in point: an accident off I-80 West near the Bangerter Highway off ramp. Troopers say what caused this accident is the same problem causing most this morning.

Steve Martin, Utah Highway Patrol: "Speed is the big contributor in these types of accidents. We just ask that they slow down and control their vehicle so they can get to work safely.

If you're driving near plows, remember to stay 50 feet behind them. There were more than 100 plows on the roads this morning and overnight.

Storm Makes for a Hairy Commute

The storm began around 11 pm. Massive flakes fell on State Street, looking like a wall of white. One to three inches of snow fell overnight in parts of the Salt Lake Valley, with more added to it this morning. Since then, we've seen a rain and snow mix this morning before letting up around just before 9 a.m.

Just remember, even though the storm has let up, the roads are still very wet this afternoon. Make sure you allow some extra time to get where you're going.

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