Utah Highway Patrol Reports Over 400 Hundred Crashes Statewide

The snowstorm that hit Wednesday lead to 410 crashes by the afternoon across the state of Utah that Utah Highway Patrol responded to. Of those, 211 were as of midnight till Wednesday afternoon. From the UHP website is the following winter driving safety reminders.  Be sure you are driving under the speed limit and increase your following distance. Try to avoid quick stops, starts and turns. If you happen to skid, ease off the gas and turn into the skid. Clear the snow and ice completely off your vehicle for visibility. Dress for the weather, wear your seatbelts, and remember that 4WD and AWD do not make you invincible.

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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.