Crews respond to multiple crashes, slide-offs across northern Utah
Dec 9, 2021, 12:04 PM | Updated: 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — Emergency crews have responded to several crashes across the state, including a slide-off crash in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
That crash was not blocking traffic and a tow truck helped remove the vehicle Thursday afternoon. Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation urged Utah drivers to slow down during the first major winter storm of the season.
#RoadUpdate 👋 Roads are slushy in lower canyons & snowy in upper canyons, esp in downhill lane. PLEASE drive w/ caution, confidence for these conditions & check that you have proper traction devices before traveling in canyons today. Two plows are in each canyon. #SR190 #SR210 pic.twitter.com/9NVYIXwLxk
— UDOT Cottonwood Canyons (@UDOTcottonwoods) December 9, 2021
Morgan County school bus crash
Crews also responded to a crash involving a Morgan County school bus Thursday morning.
Morgan County School District public information officer Gwen Romero said the bus had picked up its first student when it hit slick, slushy road conditions on state Route 66 and rolled.
No major injuries were reported and the crash is under investigation.
One person was seriously injured in a two-car crash in Sardine Canyon Thursday morning.
Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said a northbound passenger car lost control and slid into the southbound lanes, where it was struck on the passenger side by a pick-up truck.
Road conditions were slushy and Roden said the car had bald tires. The car’s driver was hospitalized in critical condition while the truck’s two occupants suffered minor injuries.
Multiple crashes have been reported along I-15 in northern, central and southern Utah.
A crash involving a semi-truck forced crews to close SB I-215 W near North Temple Thursday afternoon.
Crews with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said the vehicle was leaking fuel, and they extinguished a non-associated car fire.