Utah Highway Patrol warns drivers of ‘exceptionally treacherous roads’

Utah Highway Patrol officials are warning of winter weather conditions across the state Thursday, particularly in Box Elder County. Photo Courtesy: UHP

Utah, Nov. 28, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol officials are warning of winter weather conditions across the state Thursday, particularly in Box Elder County.

A tweet from UHP at 9:30 a.m. said: “Box Elder County is currently inundated with snow and the roads are exceptionally treacherous. Please allow road crews and law enforcement a few hours to make things safe before heading out for the day.”

The National Weather Service warned Utah residents that from Wednesday through Friday, the region will experience a large, slow-moving storm system that may produce accumulating snow as far south as St. George.

UHP tweeted: “If you are heading out, please: Buckle up. Slow down. Increase your following distance. Give yourself extra time. And DON’T DRIVE IMPAIRED.”

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To be prepared for traveling in winter weather, the Utah Department of Transportation reminds drivers to:

  • Check your tires for proper tread
  • Make sure your battery has sufficient charge and cranking power
  • Test your lights— headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals
  • Pack a winter emergency kit with blankets, jumper cables, food and water, and a cell phone charger
  • Get a brush/scraper and keep your windows clean

Gephardt Daily will have more on the winter weather conditions as the week goes on.

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