Snow, fog and inversion make for a nasty commute

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Take a look outside and you won’t be able to see far. The Utah Department of Transportation says get used to the view because it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

On Tuesday, some Utahns woke up to a mix of snow, fog and inversion. Piling that all together, it made road conditions tough for drivers. 

Although the visibility is greater than it was Monday, when the weather combination caused over 50 crashes, commuters tell News4Utah that they aren’t taking any chances on the road. They’re slowing down and encouraging others to do the same.

“Fog can be unpredictable,” said Allicia Bradford of Salt Lake City. “There can be patches where it’s really dense and other patches where it’s really light, so you need to be careful and driver slower than you normally would because you don’t know what the fog is going to do.” 

Ron Palmer drove to Salt Lake City from Elko, NV. He said conditions weren’t as bad today as what he heard on the radio on Monday, but still took precautions driving into town.

“Out and around the airport it started getting a little wet and a little icy so i slowed down. I noticed everyone else did too,” Palmer said.

The Utah Department of Transportation is offering some tips for drivers:

  • Slow down
  • Keep your headlights in normal setting; don’t use your brights
  • Use fog lights
  • Use pavement lines as a guide
  • Do not stop on the road
  • Increase your following distance
  • Put distractions away and focus on the road

As always check for your latest forecast.

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