Jed Boal

Utah ski areas enjoy spring surge of visitors

It was another powder day in Utah’s mountains. People are still skiing and snowboarding and enjoying fresh snow in the last week of April.
12 months ago

Owner of one of two Draper homes that slid never expected it would really happen

An owner of one of the two homes that slid into a ravine over the weekend in Draper spoke with KSL TV about the traumatic event.
12 months ago

UDOT workers brave traffic and weather to fill potholes

The maintenance crews that patch the potholes for UDOT said they’ve never seen the roads so badly beaten.
12 months ago

Displaced manhole covers may be early sign of trouble for flooding

Monitoring manholes: why emergency officials want us to keep an eye on manhole covers.
12 months ago

Hydrologist says Utah’s weather is ‘optimal scenario’ for spring runoff so far

Most of the low-elevation snowpack has now melted off along the Wasatch Front.
12 months ago

Pothole Palooza: Salt Lake City aims to fill 6,000 potholes in a week

Salt Lake City is aiming to fix 6,000 potholes this week after a historic snow season caused wear and tear on the roads.
1 year ago

Warm temps create high avalanche danger in Cottonwood Canyons

Getting up and down Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons will continue to be a challenge this week due to unprecedented avalanche danger.  
1 year ago

Snowpack this season making a dent in the drought and long-term precipitation deficit

Hydrologists are getting a better idea of how much water is in the snowpack.
1 year ago

UDOT workers work to clear Little Cottonwood Canyon from avalanches

Little Cottonwood Canyon remained closed Thursday night for avalanche control for a fourth straight day.
1 year ago

Big Cottonwood reopens after avalanche mitigation; Little Cottonwood remains closed

The Utah Department of Transportation has reopened Big Cottonwood Canyon, but plans to keep Little Cottonwood Canyon closed until Thursday morning at the earliest due to unprecedented avalanche danger.
1 year ago

‘Professor Powder’ explains Little Cottonwood’s avalanche risk

A University of Utah meteorologist who has studied Little Cottonwood Canyon shared his insight on avalanche paths in the canyon.
1 year ago

UDOT fights to keep roads open as avalanche danger continues into April

Greg Gagne, an avalanche forecaster with the Utah Avalanche Center, said the Wasatch mountains will continue to see elevated avalanche danger throughout the weekend, and rising danger early next week when then next storm moves in Sunday night.
1 year ago

More rock blasting to affect U.S. Highway 189 in Provo Canyon

The wet, cold weather that has continued into this spring has caused unusual problems for the Utah Department of Transportation.
1 year ago

Four Utah resorts eclipse their all-time snowfall records

Alta, Deer Valley, Solitude and Snowbasin have more snow piled up than ever before, and they’re still adding more.
1 year ago

Utah’s record snow is so deep it buried measuring equipment

The record-breaking snowfall this winter has been phenomenal, maybe even more so in the eyes of those who study it closely.  
1 year ago

Creek clearing is underway in Salt Lake to minimize threat of flooding

Many Utah communities are working proactively to minimize flooding that may happen when the snowmelt runoff really gets going in the next couple of months.
1 year ago

Exhibit: Concerns about Utah’s air quality go back to Brigham Young

An online exhibit details Utah’s unique air pollution problem going back to the 1880s when Utahns referred to the winter pollution as “smoke evil” or the “smoke nuisance”. 
1 year ago

Record-setting snow improves Utah drought conditions

As spring begins on the calendar, Utah’s snowpack continues to grow in record territory.
1 year ago

DWR to relocate at least 80 elk from SLC golf course to mountain

Sunday is moving day for a herd of elk that has been hanging out at the Salt Lake Country Club since late January.
1 year ago

Salt Lake County leaders speed up the timeline for dissolving UPD

Cities and townships in Salt Lake County now plan to take less time than allowed to figure out the future of their policing.
1 year ago

Overworked crews continue avalanche cleanup work

With another wet snowstorm on Utah‘s doorstep, UDOT avalanche crews are ready for another round.  They are as busy as they’ve ever been and using up their artillery at an unprecedented pace.
1 year ago

Strategic plan to address homelessness in Utah focused on collaboration, housing

The Utah Homelessness Council has launched the state’s new strategic plan to address homelessness statewide.
1 year ago

What makes potential flooding in Utah this weekend different from normal runoff?

The flooding potential Friday evening is different than the flooding that Utah prepares for when the snow starts to melt in April and May. 
1 year ago

Salt Lake International first airport with new TSA tech to speed up lines

The TSA showed off the next generation of identity verification technology for travelers at Salt Lake International Airport on Thursday. 
1 year ago