Severe storm warning issued for northern Utah; flood warnings continue for southern Utah

Utah, Aug. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for northern Utah and southwest Wyoming Wednesday afternoon.

A tweet from the NWS Salt Lake City said strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon; including heavy rain, frequent lighting, strong wind gusts and large hail.

At 2 p.m., a follow up tweet from the NWS said the storm is producing hail in Farmington and Kaysville. “Large hail and wind gusts to 60 mph continue to be a threat in addition to heavy rain,” the tweet said.

In addition, flash flood warnings are in place Washington County and a flash flood watch is in place for other areas of southern Utah.

St. George Police Department tweeted Wednesday morning there is flooding in the area of 2800 S. River Road (Horseman’s Parkway area). Horseman’s Parkway and 2800 South are closed and drivers are being urged to use Little Valley, Brigham, and Bloomington Hills as alternate routes.

“The waters are not receding, a foot or so below the River Road Bridge and fluctuating,” a follow-up tweet from SGPD said. “Stay away from flood planes and river’s edges. As interesting as these events may be, they aren’t worth your life. Don’t drive through areas where flooding is occurring either.”

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

Photo Courtesy: NWS Salt Lake City

 

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