COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Snowy roads sent several drivers sliding down hills Tuesday afternoon.
Cottonwood Heights police had their hands full when more than 16 cars went off the road or collided with other vehicles about 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Scott Peck reported.
After seven drivers slid off the road and two more got in minor accidents, police closed Fort Union Boulevard in an attempt to clear the vehicles and plow the street before rush hour, Peck said. The road reopened about 5:15 p.m.
About the same time, another eight cars slid off the hilly road near Nantucket Drive and Oak Creek Drive, Peck said. No serious injuries or damage were reported.
"That's usually the case with these, where you slide off the road or slide into the guy in front of you," Peck said. "They were bumping into each other, hitting the curbs, damaging their wheels, all kinds of different things going on because of the hills and the ice."
Peck encouraged drivers to check the tread on their tires as winter settles over Utah, and he urged anyone who is having trouble driving in the snow not to abandon their car in traffic, a complication that slowed cleanup Tuesday.
— McKenzie Romero
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