National Weather Service reports record-breaking heat in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City has broken a 44-year-old record for the highest temperature recorded on July 5.

The previous record was 104 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded in 1973.

The record was broken Wednesday with a high temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

The recent hot weather means road crews are rescheduling hours to avoid the sun, and air conditioning repair services are staying extra busy.

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