Weather causes problems up and down the Wasatch Front

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NORTHERN UTAH -- A winter-like storm caused a lot of headaches on the freeways Thursday morning and has people looking forward to a warm weekend.

Paul Nelson spent the morning in a T-shirt and shorts digging out his car. Just down the street from his Orem home, Sterling Thomas was enjoying his school spring break by building a snowman taller than he is.

Ramps leading into Salt Lake City were a particular problem. The 600 North I-15 ramp has reopened after being closed due to a wreck. Traffic is moving again on the 500 South ramp as well. And a semi that jackknifed on 400 South at 400 West has been cleared.

The 900 S. West Temple on-ramp to southbound I-15 reopened before 10 a.m.

In Utah County, a wreck was reported on northbound I-15 at mile marker 250 near Payson. Another crash near Spanish Fork has been cleared.

Highway 89 southbound near Cherry Hill in Farmington was reduced to one lane due to an accident.

In Weber County, westbound I-84 was closed at mile marker 96 near Mountain Green because of icy conditions and multiple accidents. One of the crashes involved a tractor-trailer. A vehicle hit medical personnel responding to one of the wrecks.

In Salt Lake County and Utah County combined, troopers says from midnight to around 10 a.m., they dealt with 17 slide-offs and 46 crashes. People were injured in 11 of them.



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