LEHI — I-15 was closed for "nearly an hour" overnight at Point of the Mountain after icy roads caused multiple crashes.
The Utah Highway Patrol tweeted Sunday morning that troopers saw "a significant number of crashes," including one that involved 10 vehicles.
The UHP responded to 135 different wrecks across Utah between 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, it said, with a vast majority "in the overnight hours."
"As a reminder we plead with you to slow down when the weather changes," the UHP wrote. "Give yourself extra room all around your vehicle."
Overnight we saw a significant number of crashes. Many near the Point of the Mountain between Salt Lake and Utah Counties as high winds caused ice to form on the freeway. I-15 was closed for a nearly an hour last night— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) February 14, 2021
There were no serious injuries in the crashes. Trooper Chris Bishop said I-15 was closed from about 12:30 to 1:15 a.m.
A Winter Weather Advisory continues through 11 a.m. Sunday in northern Utah. National Weather Service data shows many valley locations received about an inch of snow overnight, while the mountains received multiple inches.
The Utah Department of Transportation says traction rules are in effect for Big and Little Cottonwood canyons Sunday morning. It is warning of heavy traffic in the canyons as Utahns take advantage of the weather to hit the slopes.
UDOT is responding to multiple minor accidents across Utah highways Sunday, as well.