UHP troopers investigate 313 crashes overnight

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Utah, Feb. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol troopers investigated more than 300 crashes statewide by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after a major winter storm hit the state overnight.

“Troopers have investigated 313 crashes statewide since the storm hit yesterday,” UHP tweeted. “115 crashes so far today.”

The tweet encouraged drivers to click here for tips on how to better drive in this weather, and also reminded drivers to slow down and move over for troopers.

The storm, which forced the closure of schools across northern Utah, brought up to two feet of snow to ski resorts.

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There is a winter storm warning in place until 6 p.m. Wednesday for the Wasatch Mountains I-80 north including the cities of Woodruff, Randolph, Alta, Brighton, Mirror Lake Highway and Scofield, as well as the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys including the cities of Salt Lake City and Tooele. There is also an avalanche warning in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for the Wasatch Mountains south of I-80.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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