The Utah Department of Transportation tracked several different crashes on their traffic conditions website throughout the day. A rollover accident was also reported near Butler Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon just before 3 p.m., with three children and an adult who all walked away with minor injuries.
“Expect delays. Please drive with caution on those slippery canyon roads, ”UDOT tweeted. The turnaround was authorized after 5 p.m.
Utah Highway Patrol also reminded Utah drivers on its Twitter account to slow down, increase tracking distance, wear seat belts, and stay alert on slippery roads. “The Salt Lake Troopers are very busy this morning,” he told me.
A Utah Transit Authority bus skidded on a roundabout near 900 S. 1100 East Saturday morning. There were no passengers on the bus and the driver was unharmed, but an UTA supervisor who came to examine the accident slipped on the ice, hit his head and was taken away to be checked, said a spokesperson.
Please slow down there, the Salt Lake Troopers are very busy this morning.
Increase tracking distance
Put on your seat belt
To be fowarding something pic.twitter.com/Y1R31amWgT
– Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 12, 2020
Traction rules were in effect Saturday morning for Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon as well as for Spanish Fork Canyon, meaning vehicles must be equipped with appropriate traction devices or snow tires to enter.
On Saturday morning, the National Weather Service estimated Salt Lake City had received 0.8 inches of snow. Snowbird reported 4 inches overnight, Solitude reported 3, and Canyons Village in Park City reported 7.
Multiple accidents NB I-15 to 300 S, Lindon, Utah Co., HOV lane. Be careful on the roads today, lots of accidents and dangerous conditions in the snow. pic.twitter.com/vz7UoWBkII
– KSL Traffic Center (@KSLTraffic) December 12, 2020
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