Wild winter weather kept drivers on their toes and public safety personnel busy last Thursday.
The storm, which by 5 p.m. had already dumped 8 inches on Tooele City alone, caused a semi truck to jack-knife on Interstate 80 between Grantsville and Lake Point exits, blocking eastbound traffic.
Police had to divert traffic down Burmester Road and through Grantsville while the accident was cleared. Police also responded to 13 other vehicle/property damage accidents, and 68 calls from drivers who had slid off the road.
Despite the roads, made treacherous by fast-falling snow and freezing temperatures that hindered snow plow efforts, only four auto accidents with injuries were reported. However, none were severe enough to require urgent care or helicopter transport, according to information from the Tooele County Dispatch Center.