Big Cottonwood Canyon closed in both directions due to ‘major accident’

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BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah, Jan. 24, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Big Cottonwood Canyon is closed in both directions after what officials are calling a “major accident.”

Unified Police Department has closed SR-190 at the S-turn at mile post 6.2 to uphill and downhill traffic, said a tweet from UDOT Cottonwood Canyons at 2 p.m.

“Estimated clear time unknown,” the tweet said.

UPD tweeted at 2:20 p.m.: “UPD officers investigating a two car-crash near the S-turn in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Both lanes of travel closed while officers and medical crews do assessments on vehicle occupants.”

A follow-up tweet from UPD added: “Four persons injured in the S-curve crash. Three persons have minor injuries and one is in serious condition. It is expected to take some time to get the vehicles back up on the road.”

Unified police will open the downhill lane temporarily at 4:30 p.m. That lane will close again once the second tow truck arrives. The uphill lane is still closed. 

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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