At least 75 crashes reported statewide during snowstorm

December 27, 2018
Motorists make their way south on I-15 near American Fork on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Heavy snowfall created poor driving conditions. JAMES ROH/Daily Herald

Troopers across the state responded to multiple crashes on icy roads as a storm covered the mountains and valley with snow Tuesday evening.

At least 75 crashes were reported between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. No drivers involved were seriously injured.

That number does not include vehicles that simply slid off the road or exchanged insurance information without an officer present, the department posted on social media.

Two UHP vehicles were also struck by drivers traveling too fast on I-15 in Salt Lake County on Wednesday morning, the department tweeted.

“Be sure to SLOW DOWN, increase your following distances and move over for emergency vehicles,” UHP officials advised on a Facebook post.

Another colder storm will move through Utah on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported. The storm will drop around one to four inches of snow across Utah County before clearing up on Friday and Saturday.

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