Weather Makes for Dangerous Roads

Ice and snow means take it slow! The motto of a Utah safe driving campaign is fitting for the Basin as snow continues to pile up. Central Dispatch reported that a crash on Highway 40 just west of Vernal on Monday closed down Highway 40 in the early afternoon. The accident involved two vehicles and occupants were transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center. Utahwinterdriving.org says before drivers hit the road it is crucial to have good tires, fill the vehicle’s wiper fluid reservoir, replace wiper blades if necessary and even keep a spare in the vehicle. Once you’re on the road, always drive under the speed limit on wet, snowy or icy roads. Avoid quick stops, starts and turns. Increase following distance and use extra caution when changing lanes. Finally and of great importance, always look up weather forecasts and road conditions and alter your travel plans as needed to stay a step ahead of Mother Nature. 

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Kristin Baldwin

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.