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Drivers Warned About Slick Roads

Drivers Warned About Slick Roads

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(KSL News) Troopers are warning holiday travelers and commuters about slick roads, this morning.

Sgt. Brett Christensen says drivers have got to slow down and increase their following distance.

Utah Highway Patrol responded to about 200 wrecks along the wasatch front over the last 16 hours. The light snow we received last night contributed to most of them.

UHP says most of the accidents were fender -benders where drivers started sliding and lost control.

In one case, a Utah County Sheriff's deputy was responding to a crash on Redwood Road. He slid right off the highway but wasn't injured.

Authorities say it just goes to show with the wintery conditions, it can happen to anyone.

Deputy Quittner/ Utah County Sheriff's Office: "You've just got to look at your surroundings, look at your environment, know your vehicle. It's always better to be on the side of safety. So it takes you an extra minute to get where you're going, but you're going to get there safely."

State troopers say at least 25 accidents were more serious involving injuries. And, conditions were even worse in Spanish Fork Canyon.

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