DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 News) An overnight winter storm caused major headaches during the early morning commute.
At 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Utah Highway Patrol troopers reported a jack-knifed semi at 13200 South on I-15. The semi rolled while trying to avoid another vehicle that lost control speeding on slick roads. No one was hurt.
The crash impacted drivers for more than five hours.
Drivers reported delays of more than half an hour as five lanes of traffic merged into the HOV lane.
UDOT reported more than 75 crashes and slide-offs since midnight as several inches of snow fell overnight.
Two of those crashes involved troopers’ vehicles.
Officials say drivers are going too fast for conditions.
This is the second patrol vehicle hit today. The driver that slammed into this parked cruiser was traveling too fast for the conditions and lost control on the 11400 S NB I-15 off-ramp. Fortunately, neither crash involving our patrol vehicles resulted in injury. #slowdownmoveover pic.twitter.com/D0HDIUOXfw— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) December 26, 2018
“Just slow down, give yourself a lot of extra time to get to where you’re going,” UHP Sgt. Chad Hecker said.
A second round of snow is expected during Thursday morning’s commute.