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At least 189 crashes plague icy Utah roadways on Thursday


Utah’s first considerable snowstorm of the season sparked at least 189 crashes in one day this week. 

The 189 crashes happened from midnight to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 9th. 

The Utah Highway Patrol says that several of these crashes involved semi trucks, but that no serious injuries were sustained in any of the almost 200 incidents in less than 24 hours. 

“In Utah county where I was a lot of the day, we had two issues with jack-knifed semis, and I know in Salt Lake County, a semi over on 215 caused some pretty severe delays,” said Sgt. Cameron Roden, the Public Information Officer for Utah Highway Patrol. 

“We can’t always see; we got a lot of blind spots. And in this kind of weather, we cannot see very well out of our mirrors,” said Andrew Livingstone, a truck driver who frequents the area. 

“You just got to be aware of your surroundings, that’s the biggest thing.”


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