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Police offer winter driving tips after Mother Nature knocks out traffic lights in Salt Lake City

The Salt Lake City Police Department released a winter driving video following power outages during the morning commute Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Screen capture: Salt Lake City Police Department/Facebook

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 7, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — After Monday morning’s power outages, the Salt Lake City Police department posted a video on winter driving amid such challenges.

“Today Mother Nature did a number on the electrical system and the morning commute,” read the midday social media post. “At one point, traffic lights went out along one of the city’s main thoroughfares, causing a huge build-up (of traffic).

“Look at this short video for some simple, easy-to-remember safety tips when driving in bad weather.”

Key points to remember: Slow down, use your headlights, don’t drive around a road closure, and certainly never drive through standing water or on a road with large debris or downed power or power lines.

Intersections with inoperative signals should be treated as four-way stops.

The Salt Lake City Police Department released a winter driving video following power outages during the morning commute Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Screen capture: Salt Lake City Police Department/Facebook
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