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Multiple crashes cause traffic problems on Utah roads

Multiple crashes cause traffic problems on Utah roads

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SALT LAKE CITY — Several crashes created problems for drivers across the state Thursday morning.

Snow overnight that lingered into the morning led to slick highways and freeways. The wintry conditions were the cause of dozens of slide-offs and crashes, according to Utah Department of Transportation officials.

For example, a multiple vehicle crash closed I-15 at the I-70 junction Thursday morning. Traffic was eventually allowed through but authorities urged caution on both freeways because of ongoing snow.

Another crash involving a semitruck closed 8400 West at state Route 201 for several hours. Both directions of state Route 210 were closed after a bus slid off the road and blocked both lanes of the highway in Little Cottonwood Canyon Thursday morning, also.

The crashes were cleaned up and frequency of crashes across the state slowed as conditions improved, according to UDOT.

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Carter Williams is an award-winning reporter who covers general news, outdoors, history and sports for He previously worked for the Deseret News. He is a Utah transplant by the way of Rochester, New York.


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