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Amid Utah wintry storm, eastbound I-80 reopened in Magna after crash

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SALT LAKE CITY — Eastbound I-80 reopened Tuesday about 3:30 p.m. after it was previously shut down at the state Route 201 exit in Magna due to a crash, according to the Utah Department of Transportation

A wintry storm rolled into northern Utah Tuesday morning, slowing the commute along parts of the Wasatch Front and prompting restrictions for the canyons.

Roads throughout northern Utah are wet with light snow on the mountain passes, a tweet from UDOT said. Motorists should drive carefully, slow down, increase following distance and be alert.

Slick roads led to nearly a dozen slide offs in Davis and Weber counties early Tuesday, the KSL Traffic Center reported. They were cleared by 6 a.m., but traffic remained slow through the area.

Winter driving conditions are currently in effect for I-84 through Morgan and Wasatch counties after a pair of crashes, the KSL Traffic Center reported.

A Utah Highway Patrol car was also hit Monday night on I-84 after a driver attempted to pass a crash, lost control and slid into the police vehicle. The trooper was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and is recovering at home.

Troopers had investigated 99 crashes across the state as of 3:31 p.m., according to a tweet from the agency.

Last Tuesday, which was a fair weather day, troopers investigated 61 crashes.

Snowfall also accumulated along I-80 in Parleys Canyon and other mountainous areas.

Chains or four-wheel drive are required on state Route 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon, state Route 210 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and U.S. 91 through Sardine Canyon.

More snow is expected to accumulate throughout the day with one to three inches possible in the valleys, according to KSL meteorologist Grant Weyman.

In addition to shutting down some roads Tuesday, the winter storm also closed Lagoon for the 2019 season.

The amusement park’s iconic “Frightmares” was supposed to run until Wednesday, but due to forecasted freezing temperatures and to protect equipment, park officials ended the season one day early.

Get the complete forecast at https://www.ksl.com/weather/forecast.

Check commute times here and get traffic updates on KSL Newsradio.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com

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