Category: Local

Snowstorm makes for messy Monday morning commute

SALT LAKE CITY – A snowstorm that began Sunday night continues to bring snowfall to parts of Utah Monday morning, creating dangerous driving conditions for the morning commute.

A FOX 13 Traffic Watch graphic shows the locations of many weather-related crashes around the Salt Lake Valley Monday morning.

The Utah Department of Transportation has issued the following emergency road alerts:

Salt Lake County

EB I-80 MP 129, Mouth of Parleys Canyon

Chains or approved traction devices are required for all semi-trucks traveling on Eastbound I-80 through Parleys Canyon. The chain-up area is located on the right at mile post 129.
Salt Lake County

Big & Little Cottonwood Canyons

Chains, 4-wheel drive or approved traction devices are required for all vehicles on SR-190 through Big Cottonwood Canyon and on SR-210 through Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The back country in Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed due to an avalanche warning.

Idaho

I-84 UT/ID State Line

I-84 is currently closed in both directions in Idaho from the Utah & Idaho State line to the I-86 junction due to drifting snow. there is no estimate available on when lanes will reopen. For more information on Idaho road closures go to: https://hb.511.idaho.gov

Wyoming

US-191 UT/WY State line

Updated February 2nd at 11:30 PM closure gate (MP 502) and the UT/WY State Line. Estimated time of reopening unknown at this time.

For more information on Wyoming road closures, please call 1-888-WYO-ROAD (1-888-996-7623) or visit WYOROAD.INFO.

Monday’s snowstorm forces some school closures, delays

SANDY, Utah —   Monday’s snowstorm is forcing cancellations and delays for many schools along the Wasatch Front.

CANCELLATIONS (NO SCHOOL MONDAY)
Alpine School District
Canyons School District
Intermountain Christian School in Cottonwood Heights
Jordan School District (morning  Kindergarten and preschool)
Juab School District
Salt Lake City School District
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Kearns

DELAYS
Ogden  School District (two-hour delay)
Salt Lake Community College delayed until 11 a.m.
Jordan School District  (two-hour delay)

Post Malone: Rocking the 801

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s no secret, Post Malone loves Utah.

You’ve heard about the greatest snow on earth in his songs, you’ve watched his alter ego, “Post Limón,” show a Utah ID in a Doritos commercial, and you’ve even seen the Wasatch Mountains front and center in one of his music videos.

And if you take a look at social media, it’s safe to say Utah loves him too. He’s spotted all over city streets, signing walls at local restaurants, posing for photos at car dealerships, or anywhere really.

The question on everyone’s mind: Why Utah?

FOX 13’s Elle Thomas tells us why — and gives us a peek at his nearly 13,000 square-foot, $4 million dollar Cottonwood Heights mansion — that doubles as a post-apocalypse bunker. Check it out in the video above!

University of Utah, some school districts delay Monday schedule anticipating snow

University of Utah, some school districts delay Monday schedule anticipating snow

SALT LAKE CITY — Multiple schools in Utah have announced that they will have delayed start times or are considering canceling school completely as a winter storm hits the state Sunday night through Monday.

The University of Utah has canceled all classes that start before 12:30 p.m. and will announce any changes to afternoon and evening classes by 11 a.m.

Box Elder, Davis, Weber and Provo City school districts will start two hours late on Monday, with no kindergarten or preschool. View the posts below for full details and information on how the districts will announce further closures.

The Alpine School District will not delay start times as they have an early release schedule Monday, but said parents will be notified of any decision to close school by 5:30 a.m.

The Salt Lake City, Granite and Murray school districts announced that their schools will plan to open and operate as normal until further notice, but added that parents can choose to keep their children home if they deem it unsafe.

This article will be updated as more information is made available.

Winter storm expected to bring heavy snow for Monday morning commute

WASATCH FRONT — A winter storm is expected to roll in Sunday night and continue into Monday morning.

Winds will bring higher-than-usual temperatures during the day on Sunday all across the state. However, those highs will drop as the storm pushes through.

Heavy snow is expected throughout Sunday night into Monday morning with a possibility of lake effect snow. These conditions will make for snowy and slushy roads for the Monday morning commute.

A map from the Utah Department of Transportation illustrates what areas can expect to have travel affected by the weather Sunday night through Monday.

Snow accumulations are expected to reach four to eight inches across the Wasatch Front. For areas south of the Great Salt Lake, those numbers could reach over a foot of snow.

Areas of Central and Southern Utah will also be hit, with a possibility of getting as much as eight inches of snow.

The storm is expected to continue throughout Monday, moving away by early Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has Winter Storm Warnings in effect.

Stay up to date with weather conditions by following our First Alert Weather Forecast online or on the free FOX 13 News App.

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail, starting fire at West Valley City apartment building

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police say a domestic dispute led to a fire and evacuation of an eight-unit apartment building in West Valley City Saturday night.

According to West Valley City Police, a man threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of a unit at Overlook Point Apartments near 4600 South and 2900 West as part of a domestic dispute. A fire ignited, eventually evacuating all residents from the building.

Three people were transported to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Police have arrested 21-year-old Luis Fernando Bueso-Romero on suspicion of arson and three counts of attempted homicide.

Winter storm expected to bring snow for Monday morning commute

WASATCH FRONT — A winter storm is expected to roll in Sunday night and continue into Monday morning.

Winds will bring higher-than-usual temperatures during the day on Sunday all across the state. However, those highs will drop as the storm pushes through.

The National Weather Service has Winter Storm Warnings in effect.

Heavy snow is expected throughout Sunday night into Monday morning with a possibility of lake effect snow. These conditions will make for snowy and slushy roads for the Monday morning commute.

Snow accumulations are expected to reach four to eight inches across the Wasatch Front. For areas south of the Great Salt Lake, those numbers could reach over a foot of snow.

Areas of Central and Southern Utah will also be hit, with a possibility of getting as much as eight inches of snow.

The storm is expected to continue throughout Monday, moving away by early Tuesday morning.

Stay up to date with weather conditions by following our First Alert Weather Forecast online or on the free FOX 13 News App.

Recipe: Apple & Maple Glazed Breakfast Meatballs

Apple & Maple Glazed Breakfast Meatballs

Ingredients

For the Meatball:                                                                  

  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 lg. egg
  • ½ c. quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. dried sage
  • ¾ tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

For the Glaze:

  • ¼ c. apple jelly
  • ¼ c. maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly with a fork. Stir in the oats, apple, sage, maple syrup, fennel, salt and pepper.  Add the pork and lightly mix with your hands just until combined.
  3. Shape the meat into about 40 1-inch meatballs and place them on the sheet pan.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. As the meatballs cook, heat the apple jelly, maple syrup and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Once the meatballs are done, drizzle half of the glaze over them and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Put the meatballs on a serving platter and drizzle over the rest of the glaze.  Serve warm.

Ogden bar featured in Super Bowl commercial with Post Malone

OGDEN, Utah — This year’s Super Bowl will feature a commercial shot at Brewskis Bar & Grill on Historic 25th Street in Ogden.

The bar’s Facebook page has been dropping hints about the commercial since January 8, when they said they would be closed while Hollywood did some filming.

They posted another update on January 29, asking “Does this bar look familiar?” with a YouTube link to the commercial.

The Budweiser commercial features rapper Post Malone sampling the company’s latest product, Bud Light Seltzer.

Check out the commercial below, and see if you can catch it live during Super Bowl LIV on FOX 13.

An app will let you grow fruits and vegetables on your phone

LINDON – You probably remember the game FarmVille, where you grow fruits and vegetables from the comfort of your computer, yet you only reaped virtual rewards.

Now a new app is being developed to let you grow produce from your smartphone and have the finished product delivered to you.

The founder of Grogrub, Craig Borlik, says he’s been working on this idea for 23 years, long before apps and smartphones existed, and now he says he’s ready for it to start flourishing.

“With the development of apps and everything like that and then FarmVille, I thought well look people are paying money to buy corn to grow it in a cartoon form, and so it made me think deeper into the idea of doing it for real,” said Borlik.

The Lindon-based businessman says people tend not to grow their own fruits and vegetables due to a lack of space, lack of time, or a lack of knowledge, so he says he wants to fix that.

The idea of Borlik’s app is to allow people to grow their own produce with just their smartphones, by choosing the seeds, watering, and harvesting at the touch of a button.

Borlik said, “You’ll basically select the crop that you want from your phone and you’ll design and lay out your garden. There are also preselected gardens such as a salsa garden or a pizza garden.”

Grogrub is still in its early stages, but that’s not through a lack of trying on Borlik’s part.

“The idea I knew was so good that I couldn’t really talk about it because I didn’t have the money to move this thing forward,” said Borlik.

The founder of Grogrub now has a patent for the app, meaning a big company with more money and resources can’t steal his idea from under him.

Borlik said, “We’re now where we have a person on board developing the app for us. It’s just for the basic first 1.0 version. The next app will start to incorporate more levels of user functions.”

Users will also be able to track the progress of the fruits and vegetables through cameras that are connected to the internet.

“Then they’ll be able to select what they want to harvest and ship and what will be donated,” said Borlik.

Grogrub’s founder says he’s planning to start with the focus group of 64 people where each person will have their own test patch to start.

The pilot program is scheduled to be at farms in Utah, and Borlik says his team is just working on getting a stable internet connection to those test sites before they move forward.

The hope is to have the Grogrub app up and running by May.