UHP Urges Travel Safety

Winter weather warnings and advisories remain in place and travelers are asked to reconsider travel plans until the storms have cleared. According to UHP Sgt. Kellie Oaks, UDOT has worked tirelessly to stay on top of the weather and the roads have been good but more snow is expected through the week. “We encourage people to stay home if they can,” shares Sgt. Oaks. “Otherwise, reduce speed, buckle up, and have necessary supplies in case you get stranded in a storm.” Heavy snow has caused significant travel delays at Strawberry Reservoir and Daniels Canyon. Highway 40 was restricted in some areas to vehicles with chains or 4 wheel drive and white out conditions existed on most roadways in Wasatch County on Monday. UDOT encourages all those traveling in the state to check the UDOT Traffic website at www.commuterlink.utah.gov before heading out the door. 

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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.