Mother Nature Keeping Emergency Services Busy

When asked what is keeping the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office busy this week, Sgt. Brian Fletcher has a quick response: the weather. While there hasn’t been a huge jump in crashes, the weather has resulted in an abundance of slide offs and plenty of vehicles stuck in the snow, all of which law enforcement try to respond to and assist on. After several days of assisting in these conditions, Sgt. Fletcher urges citizens to keep warm blankets and supplies in vehicles in case you do get stuck or stranded in bad weather or on hazardous roads. “Also, it’s a good practice always, but especially in tough road conditions to watch out for emergency vehicle lights,” shares Sgt. Fletcher. “Slow down and move over. We have had a couple close calls the last couple days where drivers are going too fast, then realize they can’t get slowed down and start to slide, putting officers, deputies, and the people they are out with in danger.” Icy roads will continue to be a problem and drivers need to be diligent and pay attention to road conditions. 

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.