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‘Welcome to the weekend’ storm makes for messy Friday commute

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SALT LAKE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Utah Highway Patrol shared yet another reminder of how drivers should approach winter weather driving.

Troopers said as of 5 p.m. Friday, they had investigated 146 crashes and slide-offs.

They shared these quick tips for safe travel:

  1.  Increase your following distance
  2. Be sure your tires have sufficient tread for wet, slick and icy roads
  3.  SLOW DOWN in inclement weather  

It rained much of the day Friday, but a cold front slid in during the afternoon hours changing rain to snow, making for the messy commute. 

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