OGDEN — Thursday’s winter storm in the Top of Utah brought snow to the valley, but it also brought some major trouble on the roads.
Ogden Canyon was closed for about two hours Thursday morning as a large convoy of semitrailer, apparently unprepared for winter conditions, got stuck trying to travel east up the canyon.
“It’s been a hellacious day on the roads so far,” said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Chris Simmons. “We had about 15 semitrailers travelling east bound in the canyon and they didn’t have chains, so they got stuck. And all it takes is one or two of those things to get stuck to cause some major problems, so you can imagine what 15 of them looked like.”
Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders said Interstate 84 through Weber Canyon was also closed during the morning commute with one crash occurring at about milepost 103, and another incident near the Twin Bridges area between the Mountain Green exit and the railroad overpass near Devil’s Gate.
Simmons said there were a handful of other minor crashes with no injuries in Weber County.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” he said. “We’ve got terrible winter conditions.”
Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Susan Poulsen said Davis County also had plenty of small accidents, but nothing major and no serious injuries.
“We haven’t had any major accidents,” she said. “Just a lot of slide-offs and fender benders.”
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