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Sam Penrod Reporting Lots of kids will be finding out tonight that if they want their Halloween treats, they're going to have to put up with an unexpected Halloween trick --- SNOW!!
It feels like winter is here, a harsh switch from the summer-like conditions we enjoyed up to last week. But snow and cold have arrived, some houses have been without power, and to complicate matters for parents their kids still want to go trick or treating.
A lot of Utah’s kids probably have never had the chance to build a snowman on Halloween, but today they can. Heavy snowfall over the last two days is something most of us didn't expect at the end of October.
Trick or treaters already know their moms will have them bundled up, but even if it's cold outside, today it doesn't matter.
But waking up without power was no treat for about two thousand people on Salt Lake's east side this morning.
Dave Eskelson, Utah Power: "Mostly east bench area, a l0t of people have been out for a long time. Hopefully we'll get it fixed as soon as we can."
Most of the outages are small and localized. And the early snowstorm is getting the blame.
Dave Eskelson: “Being as it’s pretty early for this kind of snow, a lot of leaves are still on the trees, so our biggest issue has been trees and power lines."
But even with several inches of snow and some houses that are in the dark, it doesn't matter, you'll be hearing a lot of this tonight.
"TRICK OR TREAT!!!"
And as you are driving tonight, remember there will be a lot of little trick or treaters out on the streets.