Northern Utah digging out

Northern Utah digging out

OGDEN Utah (ABC 4 News) - There were fewer accidents during this latest chapter of winter driving.
OGDEN Utah (ABC 4 News) - Traffic was at a crawl but for the most part police say drivers made it through this latest snowy winter day.

It may be a sign that drivers are getting the message.

In Davis County there were reports of 40-plus accidents Tuesday.
Drivers were taking their time.

"I know we had teachers up north and it took them about an hour and a half," says Stacy Nelson a school librarian at a Bountiful school.

Dispatchers in Weber County told ABC 4 News they were too busy to count the number of accidents.

But those out on patrol say there seemed to be fewer accidents Tuesday.

"It seems when we have our first snowstorms people aren't used to following distances as to how slick the roads are. but as we get into more snowstorms people tend to understand to slow down," says Lt. James Ebert of the Riverdale police department.

But the snow is taking its toll on those who have to work in it. Kerry Jacobsen has been clearing sidewalks non-stop with his snowplow.

"It's terrible we've been working on this all day today," says Jacobsen. "I got here at 8:30 this morning and I haven't stopped."

Cody Spruill has a pile of snow nearly six feet high in his driveway. It's snow he shoveled by hand.

"I'm a little sore," he says.

Utah Highway Patrol reported no fatalities during Tuesday's commute. Some drivers feel they've gotten the message.

"I think everyone's getting used to it especially after that ice storm," says Nelson. "Everybody is slowing down and allowing more time to get to where they need to go."

The Weber School district had two power outages at two schools but power was restored by the second class period.

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