224 Crashes Statewide As Utah Sees Winter’s First Major Snowstorm

 Tuesday, December 4, 2018


More than 200 crashes were reported statewide, and officials are urging caution for those traveling, after much of Utah turned into a winter wonderland Sunday. In Juab County, Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to more than 70 crashes and slide-offs on I-15, according to a statement on the department’s website. The crashes began about 5:30 a.m. and "started piling" near Nephi, UHP said.
Officials "issued a plea for drivers to slow down in the area and be aware of icy roads through Juab County," the statement said. About 91 crashes were reported in Utah and Salt Lake counties combined, and 224 crashes were reported statewide, UHP Cpl. Chris Bishop told KSL.