Light but steady snowfall and icy road surfaces combined to trigger at least two dramatic accidents that slowed Thursday morning's commute.
By afternoon, the sun was breaking through the clouds along the Wasatch Front, but not before the mild storm system had coated the valleys with 2-3 inches of new snow. Another 5-6 inches was reported along the benches and in the mountains east of Salt Lake City.
Weather was blamed for at least two early morning crashes. A one-vehicle minor injury accident involving a pickup truck closed the 3200 West on-ramp to State Route 201 for about two hours. On snowy Interstate 80 in northeastern Utah, a non-injury crash involving two semi rigs and a car close down westbound lanes between Echo and Emory for about 90 minutes.