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Dozens of accidents due to Wednesday’s lake effect



Salt Lake City, Utah — As congested roads and several fender benders were reported by the Utah Highway Patrol, Wednesday morning’s lake effect snow served as a reminder to drive carefully.

Early morning UHP troopers had responded to 65 slide-offs, fender benders, and other accidents.

UDOT snowplows were hard at work, but the frigid air-limited their effectiveness.

“Because the temperatures are so low right now, as much as our plows are out there and trying to keep the roads clear, any moisture, any snow that fell instantly bonded to the road and that created some challenges,” explained UHP Sargeant Cameron Roden.

Roden reminds drivers to keep a safe distance as “people tend to have a bit of amnesia” when it comes to slowing down, especially when there’s just a few inches of snow.


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