SALT LAKE CITY — Officials were warning Utahns to drive carefully Saturday morning after inches of overnight snow across northern Utah caused numerous wrecks and delays.
The Utah Department of Transportation was tracking 11 different accidents on its traffic conditions website as of 9:50 a.m. Saturday.
The Utah Highway Patrol reminded Utah drivers on its Twitter account to slow down, increase following distance, wear seat belts and stay alert on the slick roads. “Salt Lake Troopers are very busy this morning,” it said. One reader sent KSL photos of a Utah Transit Authority bus that had skidded out on a roundabout near 900 S. 1100 East.
Please slow down out there, Salt Lake Troopers are very busy this morning.
Increase Following Distance
Wear Your Seatbelt
Be Alert pic.twitter.com/Y1R31amWgT
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 12, 2020
Traction rules were in effect Saturday morning for Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon as well as for Spanish Fork Canyon, meaning vehicles must be equipped with traction devices or appropriate snow tires to enter.
As of Saturday morning, the National Weather Service estimated that Salt Lake City had received 0.8 inches of snow. Snowbird reported 4 inches overnight, Solitude reported 3, and the Canyons Village at Park City resort reported 7.
Multiple Crashes NB I-15 at 300 S, Lindon, Utah Co. HOV Lane Closed. Please be careful on the roads today, lots of accidents and dangerous conditions in the snow. pic.twitter.com/vz7UoWBkII
— KSL Traffic Center (@KSLTraffic) December 12, 2020