Commutes Challenging Following Season’s First Big Snowstorm
WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Monday proved to be challenging for drivers as they headed into work following Sunday’s heavy snow storm.
The drive was problematic in some areas due to patches of snow, slush and ice. The slick roads caused slide-offs and crashes, which led to a number of delays.
A jackknifed semi truck near Saltair caused bumper-to-bumper traffic along I-80, and a crash in Draper backed up roadways for commuters.
The Utah Highway Patrol said 231 crashes had been reported since midnight Sunday, which didn’t include the hundreds of slide-offs and unreported crashes.
The Utah Department of Transportation was hard at work as early as 3 a.m., but still weather conditions in Weber Canyon caused I-84 to come to complete halt.
Rory Hamblin, from Davis County, was on his way to work in Park City when he was hit with some major delays.
“Might as well just go back and sit at home because the day is shot,” he said. “By the time I get up there, it’s not going to be worth going up there.”
UHP reminded drivers to buckle up and slow down as the winter season on Utah roads is just getting started.
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