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First snow of the season falls, but wildfires still burning in Utah

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Sep 10th, 2019 @ 12:45pm



SALT LAKE CITY — Though wildfires may still be raging in parts of Utah, Tuesday saw the first snowfall of the winter season, as well.

Some light snowfall fell at Bald Mountain Pass in the high Uintas on Tuesday morning. Utah Department of Transportation cameras at the pass (elevation 10,715 feet) showed some snow on the ground as a fall storm moved through northern Utah.

However, cameras showed most of the snow was gone by about 11 a.m.

Elevations above 10,000 feet saw some light snow during the storm, according to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.

Another fall storm is expected to move through northern Utah Tuesday night into Wednesday, the weather service said. Much of northern Utah will see moderate to heavy rain, and some higher elevations may get snow.

Temperatures are expected to be much warmer later in the week, the weather service said.

Meanwhile, several wildfires are still burning across the state of Utah.

The Neck Fire, burning east of Lund in Iron County, had grown to 19,151 acres and was 67% contained as of Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the Bureau of Land Management. The fire started Sept. 5 with a lightning strike.

Mud Springs Road, off of state Route 130 on the east side of the fire area is closed, according to the release. Other unpaved roads in the area are also closed.

S.R. 130 remains open. Drivers on that road are asked to slow down, but not stop, as they pass through the fire area.

Yesterday's fire coverage:

The Meadow Creek Fire, burning south of Fillmore in Millard County, had burned 4,154 acres and was at 20% containment as of Tuesday, according to Inciweb, the federal government’s fire information website.

The Goat Canyon Fire, which was burning in Juab County west of Levan, was fully contained as of Monday evening, Utah fire officials said.

This story will be updated with the latest wildfire information throughout the day.

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