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Nevada Highway Patrol responded to 213 crashes during Southern Nevada storm

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The side of a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle shown in an undated image. (File) The side of a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle shown in an undated image. (File)
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Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command said troopers responded to 213 crashes during the storm

The tally was compiled between Monday at 10 a.m. and Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. 

NHP said out of the 213 crashes, two resulted in critical injuries. 

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Additionally, troopers responded to 94 motorist assist. The majority of responses resulted from vehicles that lost control and got stuck on the rocks of the on and off-ramps as well as shoulders. To compare, at the same time last week, troopers responded to 61 crashes and 73 motorist assists. 

The crash totals represented a more than 300 percent increase in crashes when it rains in Southern Nevada. NHP said drivers need to "slow down and realize their car behaves differently on wet, slick pavement."

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