Winter Weather Hits Wasatch Front

Winter Weather Hits Wasatch Front

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(KSL News) A winter storm rolls in overnight, dumping plenty of rain and snow along the Wasatch Front.

Some areas picked up anywhere from two to nine inches of snow. The mountains picked up 10 to 25 inches of snow. Four wheel drive or chains are required in the canyons.

Winter Weather Hits Wasatch Front

All the snow slowed led to a slow commute. Slick roads contributed to several slide offs and a few accidents. Davis County, Point of the Mountain, and the east bench were all hit hard. About one hundred snow plows were out clearing roads this morning.

In Davis County traffic was very sluggish. From the Highway 89 merge with I-15 in Farmington to Salt Lake, drivers crept along from seven am until after nine.

Surface streets were icy in places.

Winter Weather Hits Wasatch Front

Witnesses say the 16-year-old driver of a car was traveling about 15 miles per hour on 400 West at about 4th North. He fishtailed and lost control of the car. The car hit the curb, then a tree, and then rolled.

Officer J.D. Kettenring/Salt Lake City Police Department: "Slow down, the roads are slick out here folks. I don't understand, it should be common sense."

Four people were in the car: Two ran off. The driver was not licensed to drive.

The storm also caused trouble in Utah County where state troopers responded to two-dozen crashes.

Winter Weather Hits Wasatch Front

KSL Meteorologist Len Randolph says the storm should wind down this afternoon. Additional accumulations of two to six-inches are expected.

The heavy snow warnings are also issued for Park City, Provo and Nephi.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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