According to the Salt Lake Tribune, another snow storm (although not anticipated to be as severe as the last storm) is expected to hit beginning Thursday evening and affecting Friday morning commutes. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts that much of the state will experience colder temperatures and see some snowfall. The news site Good4Utah predicts a 60 percent chance of snow for many parts of the Wasatch Front. The Tribune reports that snow is possible even in St. George and Kanab.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has issued a Road Weather Alert. This alert informs drivers of forecasted snow times for freeways. This storm will likely impact those on I-15, I-70, and Highway 89. Snowstorms typically will make roads slippery and more challenging to navigate safely. Although the snow is expected to end sometime in the afternoon on Friday, there is another likelihood of snow on Saturday, then another toward the beginning of next week. This storm could affect commutes on Monday and Tuesday.
Adding snow to any commute can make it challenging to say the least. It requires the best maneuvering and vigilance a driver can offer. If you are driving while distracted or not able to react to the slippery roads, your chances of an accident increase. Safety should be your chief concern while driving. On our blog, we have written a number of articles in the past concerning car safety and what to do when driving in icy and snowy conditions. In this article, we want to give a straightforward take-a-way and refer you to those other articles which can be found here.
In this article, we just want to remind you to drive slow. Understandably, driving slow can be an annoyance when you are in a rush to get somewhere. Whether you are late to work, late to an appointment, or just like to drive fast, slow down when it’s icy. Speeding is one of the leading reasons for accidents in the state of Utah. According to the UDOT 2016 Crash Summary, speeding was the leading cause of death in car accidents in 2016 and has been for a number of years now. When your car is moving at high speeds, everything is intensified. Speeding requires more reaction time. Speeding requires a more considerable amount of time to stop your vehicle. In all, speeding puts you in a dangerous situation.
Unfortunately, driving slow, although helpful, is no guarantee that you will not be involved in an accident. If you were the victim of an accident, contact a Utah personal injury attorney. At The Advocates, we can help you through this challenging time. We have help thousands of clients after their winter car accidents. We can help you too!