Cedar City officials share dramatic video of heavy run-off in Coal Creek

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 18, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials at the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce shared dramatic video Wednesday of the burgeoning waters of Coal Creek.

“This is the view from our office right now in Cedar City,” said a Facebook post from city officials. “We encourage everyone to stay safe and stay away from any slot canyons, riverbeds, or washes in the area today.”

Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson-Edwards posted on Facebook: “With the additional flash flood advisory today, please be safe and take necessary precautions to protect yourself and property. Sandbags continue to be available at the City Public Works yard 716 N. Airport Road. Although they may need to be filled.”

A follow-up post said: “It is all hands on deck as we work to clear the substantial amount of large rocks and debris that came down Coal Creek today. With the extensive rain on the mountain and throughout the county we are again experiencing flooding. We remain under flash flood warnings.”

Due to flooding conditions, residents are asked to take State Route 20 instead of State Route 14.

For additional weather updates from the National Weather Service call 801-524-3057.

Cedar City declared an emergency back on July 27 after heavy rain and flooding caused extensive damage.


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