‘Slipping and sliding’ through the morning commute in Northern Utah

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ROY CITY, UTAH (ABC4 NEWS) – It was a tricky commute for folks north of Salt Lake City Wednesday morning after a winter weather advisory was issued from Layton to Idaho.

I-15 was very slow moving and emergency crews cleared several fender benders throughout the morning. 

“We knew it was going to be, not necessarily as strong in one area or the other, but we were prepared,” says Bevan Hindon of Lawn Butler when discussing plowing parking lots and roads. “This area up here in the Ogden, Layton, northern Wasatch area seemed to get more than we did down in the south [near Salt Lake City].” 

Some in Roy City said they feel the snow came out of nowhere.

“I woke up thinking it would be a good day, and I look outside and it’s crap, and it just keeps coming down,” says Tessa Braithwaite, who works for a grocery delivery service. “I am just taking groceries to someone who can’t get out of the house today.”

Braithwaite says the biggest issue was driving her car in the snow.

“There is enough snow on the ground for my car to start slipping and sliding,” she says, “I asked my husband to get me an outback to help me drive through the snow.”

Emergency crews want to remind drivers to take the roadways slow and give folks plenty of room for those who may be broken down on the side of the roads and needs help. 

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