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Sam Penrod reporting It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Utah tonight. The second big storm of the season has arrived and may not be over yet. Some parts of Utah are seeing up to three feet of snowfall, and there's more coming down in some areas.
The snow has stopped falling, for the moment, and depending on where you are, you might have from a few to several inches of snow. For a lot of people, another good snowstorm brought a lot of excitement.
Throughout downtown Salt Lake City tonight, the holiday spirit is in the air. Thousands of people were attracted to the lights on the Main Street Plaza, despite the cold that settled in. Hundred of kids, their parents and others crowded into Sugar House park this afternoon to celebrate the fresh snow. And the cold weather wasn't about to discourage kids from playing in the snow.
The weather did cause some problems at this shopping center in Sugar House, where many businesses were forced to close this afternoon, on a very busy shopping day.
Kendra Draper said, "Power has been out for one hour. We can't do business at all, cause we do tanning beds, so we're out of luck."
And at times, more than 7,000 homes along the Wasatch Front were without power. In some areas, the snow was so heavy that a few trees went down too. Rocky Mountain Power is reporting about 4,500 homes are still without electricity tonight, but crews are out trying to fix the outages.