Snowstorm causes havoc on Southern Utah roadways

A semitractor-trailer is tipped over in the median of southbound I-15 near mile marker 133, north of Beaver, Utah, Dec. 28, 2020

(Jeff Richards, Cedar City News/St. George News)


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CEDAR CITY — Monday's snowstorm wreaked havoc on Southern Utah roadways, with dozens of slideoffs and collisions reported.

As of 9 p.m., a total of 37 highway accidents had been reported during the day to the Cedar Communications Center, which includes Washington, Iron and Beaver counties. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Randy Riches told Cedar City News that of those 37 incidents, 13 involved some type of personal injury. Fortunately none of the injuries were life threatening.

Additionally, troopers and other officers responded to another 37 calls of vehicles going off the roadway throughout the day, plus 15 motorist assistance calls, Riches said, all of which led to backups.

"There were weather-related delays on the south end of Iron County and in the Pine Creek area of Beaver County, mainly on I-15 southbound," he said.

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