Friday’s snowfall created a number of car crashes through the early morning and into the afternoon. 

The Utah Highway Patrol said in a tweet that between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, it saw a total of 10 car crashes in Weber County and 12 crashes in Davis County. 

The tweet did not include information regarding injuries suffered in the crashes in Weber and Davis counties. 

Earlier in the week, UHP reported 61 car crashes in the two counties in an 11-hour timespan after a blanket of snow covered the area. Ogden reportedly received around 4 inches of snow during the storm, and cities farther south like Bountiful received nearly a foot of snow. 

During that storm, UHP spokesman Trooper Lawrence Hopper said between midnight and 11 a.m. Monday, 16 car crashes were reported by highway patrol in Weber County and 45 crashes were reported in Davis County. 

Hopper said Monday that the UHP is asking all drivers to decrease their speeds and to increase their following distance from the car in front of them. 

If you are in a car crash, but the car is drivable after a crash and there are no injuries to report, highway patrol asks drivers to take the nearest exit and drive to a gas station or parking lot, and then call 911, Hopper said Monday.

Hopper said doing this frees up traffic and prevents against jams and additional crashes. Driving to the nearest exit is also safer for both those in the crash and for the police responding to the crash.

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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