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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Big Snowstorm Hits As Final Ski Resorts Open

Photo courtesy Utah Office of Tourism
Snow was a big story in south and central Utah today, with light snow falling in St George, more in Zion Park and deep snow over much of the rest of the state. Here are some of the reports we're hearing:

Due to snow and poor road conditions the BLM's Vernal Field Office has canceled the Jarvie Winter Fest scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Arches National Park closed the main park road briefly because of snow, but it is now open.

Canyonlands provided this information: "The Island in the Sky road will be closed until plowed. Needles roads are open, but conditions leading there unknown."

Parts of All American Highway 12 received heavy snow, as you can see in our photo.

Sundance Ski Resort picked up 16 new inches. It will open Dec. 6.

Deer Valley received 19 inches of new snow over the past 48 hours. It will open Dec. 7.

Eagle Point Ski Resort (east of Beaver) received 8-10 inches. It is set to open Dec. 19.

The storm missed extreme northern Utah. Beaver Mountain and Powder Mountain did not reporting any new. They are still determining when they will open.

Wolf Mountain is scheduled to open Dec. 12.

Now that the storm is winding down in most area, forecasters say temperatures will be very cold. Take care, especially if you are traveling.

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