UTAH COUNTY, UTAH – September 15, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Several mudslides reported up American Fork Canyon forced the closure of SR-144 Tuesday afternoon.
According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce, the first mudslide was reported up SR-144 and then more were discovered along SR-92. “The first mudslide was at milepost one and was about four feet deep, forcing troopers to shut down that part of the road,” said Royce. “According to UDOT, there are three more smaller mudslides between milepost one and Tibble Fork Reservoir and two small mudslides along SR-92.”
UHP troopers are on scene to help with traffic control while UDOT has front end loaders helping to remove the rocks, dirt and mud faster.
No one was injured and due to the upcoming rains expected in the area, it is unclear how long the road will be closed.