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While there has been some melting this month, there’s still a lot of snow in Utah’s mountain passes. As a result, several scenic drives and popular campgrounds won’t be open in time for Memorial Day weekend. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

UDOT spokesman John Gleason says they expect to have the southern and eastern facing seasonal roads open for the weekend including Wolf Creek Pass and East Canyon. It’s reported that Wolf Creek still has about 3 feet of snow on it.

For the second time in less than a month, a black bear has been shot after intruding into a Scout Camp in the High Uintas. Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources shot a two-year-old male early Tuesday morning after their efforts failed to drive it away from camp. Rick Brough has more.