Storm causes minor flooding in Utah; Colorado due next

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Spring storms that have been pounding the West hit northern Utah over the weekend, causing minor flooding and a rock slide, with more storms forecast this week.

The storm dumped up to 2 inches of rain and several inches of mountain snow, flooding several homes, triggering an avalanche warning and forcing the closure a canyon road after a boulder the size of a car blocked the road.

The storm is heading for Colorado next, with up to 2 feet of snow expected in the eastern mountains and heavy rain starting Monday evening.

In Nevada, the Las Vegas area had dark clouds that brought showers and severe thunderstorms and let loose hail the size of quarters.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mark Struthwolf says weather ridge that protected the West from storms all winter dissipated.

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