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Wintry weather causes traffic delays throughout Utah

(Utah Department of Transportation)



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SALT LAKE CITY — A mixture of rain and snow made Thursday’s work commute tricky for drivers.

Utah Department of Transportation officials reported several minor crashes and slide-offs on Utah highways throughout the morning. Most caused minor delays, though heavy delays were reported in the canyon areas.

Officials required drivers to have four-wheel drive or chains in canyon areas Wednesday evening into Thursday morning and asked drivers to reduce their speed in Parley’s Canyon.

Minor injuries were reported in a rollover crash that bogged up traffic on I-80 in Parley's Canyon, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce said. However, troopers were able to move the vehicle off to the shoulder and traffic started moving on the freeway afterward.

Traffic began clearing up later in the morning as the snow subsided.

KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman said precipitation was forecasted periodically throughout Thursday.

> Crash WB 80 has everyone at a standstill, including the snowplows. This is just west of Mt Dell Reservoir. [pic.twitter.com/BDEJNalG1s](https://t.co/BDEJNalG1s) > > — Heather Kelly (@KSLHeatherKelly) [March 15, 2018](https://twitter.com/KSLHeatherKelly/status/974295319339966464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

> Winter driving conditions are in effect throughout [\#SummitCounty](https://twitter.com/hashtag/SummitCounty?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw). Total daytime snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible. [\#utwx](https://twitter.com/hashtag/utwx?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw) [pic.twitter.com/nxkTeSaVTO](https://t.co/nxkTeSaVTO) > > — Summit County, Utah (@SummitCountyUT) [March 15, 2018](https://twitter.com/SummitCountyUT/status/974289726642388993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

> Crash WB I-215 at the I-15 South Interchange. Cars blocking left lane and shoulder, causing delays back to Fashion Place Mall exit. [pic.twitter.com/BKGj8rX8s5](https://t.co/BKGj8rX8s5) > > — Heather Kelly (@KSLHeatherKelly) [March 15, 2018](https://twitter.com/KSLHeatherKelly/status/974296342913720320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

> Snow plows are moving through Parleys Canyon but roads are still slick and dangerous for people driving too fast. [pic.twitter.com/1AjMOjCaT4](https://t.co/1AjMOjCaT4) > > — Heather Kelly (@KSLHeatherKelly) [March 15, 2018](https://twitter.com/KSLHeatherKelly/status/974291560283045891?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw)

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