Little Cottonwood Canyon closed after rock, mudslides

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SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Rock and mudslides just west of Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon have closed the road, officials said Thursday night.

Unified Police Department Det. Ken Hansen said there have been numerous mudslides and the canyon will be closed overnight.

There are 100 to 200 cubic yards of rock, gravel and debris on the roadway, said a tweet from Unified Fire Authority.

“Plow on the way to clear debris and open up the road,” said the tweet.

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“UPD has requested the Department of Safety helicopter to search up and down the canyon for any vehicles that may have been washed off the roadway,” said a tweet from Unified Police at 10 p.m. “We have requested an assessment of the roadway and the river. Still expecting the road to be closed overnight. There is road damage.”

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

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