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Weekend snow causes accidents in county

The accumulations varied throughout the county with totals from 6-12 inches. The storm was heavier in the south end of the county causing treacherous road conditions.

Heavy snow in the county on Saturday resulted in a number of accidents and slideoffs.

Interstate 70 was not closed in Emery County but lane restrictions were in place and it was closed to semi-trucks with wide loads and triples. SR-6 from Spanish Fork to Green River was closed on Saturday night.

On I-70 there were seven accidents and 45 reported slideoffs. Only minor injuries were reported. Trooper Ed Bentley also reported on Nov. 21 he assisted 28 vehicles who had slid off the road at Eagle Canyon due to snow.

On Saturday, accidents and slideoffs occurred near Emery and a vehicle ran off the road near Ferron and the driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to Ferron where the ambulance took him to Castleview Hospital.

Two slideoffs occurred near Huntington. Just south of Castle Dale, a truck had a blowout and hit the guardrail on the bridge. A vehicle in Ferron slid off the road and ran through a fence.

A vehicle went off the embankment at Burger King in Green River and became stuck. There wasn't any damage to the vehicle. An accident also occurred on East Mountain. A driver hit a deer at Wilberg Wash. Another Castle Dale resident reported hitting a deer in Huntington Canyon. A accident occurred in Huntington Canyon between a small pickup and a service truck.

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