More than 250 crashes and slide-offs during snowy Wednesday

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – According to Utah Highway Patrol, troopers dealt with more than 250 slide-offs and crashes Wednesday as of 7:30 p.m.

There was a large pile-up on Highway 40 just as the evening commute began.

And there were slide-offs and crashes all day long — many of them during the morning commute.

“We’ve had 114 reportable crashes throughout the state today,” said Sgt. Nick Street with Utah Highway Patrol.

“If you crash, and we determine it was because you’re going too fast for the conditions, most likely troopers are going to give you a citation,” he added.

“People aren’t leaving enough following distance. In this weather when we’ve got snow-packed roads, it’s actively snowing, you should probably have about eight to 10 seconds of following distance and if you’re going much faster than about 35 miles an hour, you’re wrong,” said Street.

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