Spring storm leads to more than 50 crashes

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SALT LAKE CITY — A snowstorm hit the Wasatch Front Friday night into Saturday morning making roads very slippery. The storm dumped several inches of snow across the valley.

The Utah Highway Patrol responded to 56 crashes Saturday morning, including 17 minor injury accidents. A few people were taken to the hospital to be treated, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said.

The accidents are all weather related and happened between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Winward said the worst spots were on I-15 between 9000 South and 12500 South, and on I-80 around 3200 West.

One of the UHP trooper's vehicle was hit as he was investigating a crash on I-215 east at 6200 South around 8:30 a.m. The trooper was outside his vehicle and did not suffer any injuries.

Winward said drivers were driving too fast and following too close.



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