LOGAN — A mix of snow and ice produced slick roads in northern Utah, Monday, catching many motorists off guard and causing multiple traffic accidents.
Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen said motorists need to give themselves extra time and slow down if they have to drive during the storm. He also asked for them to watch for law enforcement and crews, clearing accidents and roads.
“When you’re the roads, if you could stay clear of the snow plows and leave the law enforcement officers all over the valley plenty of room to work, said Jensen. “Everybody will be safe and get to their destinations on time and where they want to be.”
Most reported accidents were slide-offs and minor crashes. No major injuries were reported.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to multiple calls because of the snow and icy conditions in Wellsville Canyon, US 89/91. They recommended snow tires or chains for anyone driving between Logan and Brigham City.
UHP Sgt. Cade Brenchley said in addition to driving slower, motorists need to give themselves plenty of following distance, between them and other vehicles.
“You have to extend your following distance beyond the lawful two-second rule because the roads are slick,” said Brenchley.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, in effect through Monday night.
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