Heightened Awareness, But No Specific Threats to Utah

Heightened Awareness, But No Specific Threats to Utah

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Go about business as usual. That's what Utah officials are telling residents as the state elevates to "orange" alert status this holiday season.

Public safety officials say security is already beefed up because of the holidays and they're not adding any extra staff.

They're urging residents to be aware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious to authorities. But officials say there is no specific threat to Utah.

Salt Lake City International Airport officials say if you're traveling, give yourself some time. Airport police will be stopping cars at random to perform security checks.

Utah followed the federal government's move in boosting the threat level to "Code Orange" yesterday because of increased terrorist chatter.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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