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Another Winter Storm Approaches Utah

Another Winter Storm Approaches Utah

Posted - Dec. 30, 2004 at 7:55 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah is bracing for another winter storm, starting tonight.

It could bring a foot of snow to mountains already plastered with several feet of fresh powder.

Southern Utah's Cedar Breaks National Monument got buried in three feet of snow, and nearby Brain Head resort reported two feet.

In northern Utah, Solitude ski resort reported 20 inches of snow.

Southern Utah towns escaped a flood warning with little damage yesterday.

One house was swamped in the Washington County community of Brookside, where other houses were sandbagged.

Many southern Utah rivers rose from heavy rainfall yesterday, then subsided before spilling over their banks.

St. George got almost an inches of rain in 24 hours. Washington County emergency crews rescued a couple that got stuck driving to Kolob -- the northern part of Zion National Park. The couple broke into a cabin and used the phone to call police.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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