UHP Troopers respond to 76 crashes before evening rush hour

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UTAH, Sept. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Wet and flooded roads were factors in multiple Utah crashes Wednesday, and just prior to evening rush hour, the Utah Highway Patrol urged commuters to use extra care.

“So far, Troopers have investigated 76 crashes today,” said a UHP tweet posted at 3:37 p.m.

“As we head into the evening commute, please increase your following distance beyond the two seconds required by law and maintain a speed appropriate for the wet roadways. Also, stay alert for possible standing water.”

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Road crews worked to clear rain-loosened debris off Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyon roadways.

Intermittent showers kept roadways slick in northern Utah on Wednesday. Heading into Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service predicts only a 20% chance of showers for the Salt Lake Valley, and clear skies for Thursday morning.

For more weather details on your area of Utah, click one of the following links: Logan, Salt Lake City, Central Utah, Moab area, or St. George.

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