Utah Highway Patrol investigates 257 crashes Monday

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Utah, Feb. 3, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol has investigated 257 crashes as of 3:45 p.m. Monday, officials said.

UHP tweeted at 1 p.m. that there had been 211 crashes. At 10:45 a.m. the number of crashes was 163.

An hour before that, UHP tweeted, “Crash number update: As of 9:45 a.m, troopers have investigated 125 crashes statewide. The majority of those are in Salt Lake County. It’s still a very active storm and there are a lot of slick spots out there. Remain patient, provide plenty of following distance, and keep it slow on ice and snow.”

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Two hours before that, UHP tweeted, “The storm is somewhat living up to its billing! Our troopers are doing a great job at keeping up with the volume of slide offs and crashes out there. Since midnight troopers have investigated 93 crashes statewide. Remember to slow down and give room to our state’s first responders!”

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for northern Utah until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

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