Wintry weather made for a messy Mother's Day in Central Utah, and a darkened one farther south.
Beginning around 6:30 a.m., snow turned the stretch of Interstate 15 from Beaver to the bottom of Millard County into a slippery, slow drive on Sunday. By 3 p.m., flakes were still falling and the Utah Highway Patrol had responded to 21 crashes and 19 slide-offs, said UHP Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas. No serious injuries were reported.
"What initially started a problem is that, just north of Beaver, we have a big hill going northbound, and there was so much snow nobody could get up the hill," Lucas said. As a couple of semi-trucks rolled over, crashes mounted and some idling semi-trucks even ran out of gas, I-15 came to a near stand-still around northern Beaver County.