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Utah residents dealing with aftermath of early snowfall

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Thousands of residents are left shoveling their sidewalks after several inches of snow blanketed the Wasatch Front on Saturday.
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Thousands of residents are left shoveling their sidewalks after several inches of snow blanketed the Wasatch Front on Saturday.

The areas hit with the most snow were along the benches from Ogden to Provo.  In Cottonwood Heights on Salt Lake's East bench, 21 inches fell.

Lake effect snow fell throughout the night from Saturday into Sunday.  It was wet and heavy when it first fell, but has now turned into perfect powder for the slopes. Cottonwood heights resident Shaylee Raventos and her four kids have been out enjoying the snow all day.

"It snowed all night, and now my yard is just covered," Raventos said.

The heavy snow caused some power outages for residents earlier on Saturday, but all power has been restored. Now, residents and city workers are working to clear the roads. Raventos doesn't mind shoveling the snow, but she says it's taken a toll on her backyard.

"It's taken down like four or five huge branches from my own trees, so, it's a little bit destructive," said Raventos.

Cottonwood Heights resident Richard Randolph says he's happy to see the snow, adding that Utah needs it since we received very little last season.

"We need the water and there's people around here that depend on skiing for jobs, I'm excited for them," said Randolph.

More snowfall is expected overnight and into Sunday, but residents say they'll be prepared.
"I'm all set, I've got my boots and everything so in case it comes back again, I'm ready," said Randolph.

Stay with ABC 4 for an update on the latest weather conditions.
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