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Cold Weather Contributes to Traffic Wrecks

Cold Weather Contributes to Traffic Wrecks

Posted - Dec. 23, 2004 at 7:55 a.m.



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(KSL News) The cold weather is posing a hazard for Utah drivers.

Police and state troopers were busy all night responding to crashes on the Wastach Front. One of the worst was a four car pile-up on I-15 at 6200 South.

Cold Weather Contributes to Traffic Wrecks

Highway Patrol says the drivers lost control and slammed into one another around 11:30 last night. UHP says drivers are being more careful, but just not careful enough.

Trooper Thomas Decarlo/ Utah Highway Patrol: "Be aware that when it does snow, and it melts and we get this freezing condition out here, we get a lot of black ice and a lot of hazards you're unaware of while you're driving."

Authorities say last night was much worse than Tuesday night. State troopers say they saw more accidents involving more vehicles.

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