Initial assessments are showing extensive damage to the roadway. US 89 will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time. UDOT crews will continue to work through the night. Make plans to use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/M9MLIQ4B13
— Utah DOT (@UtahDOT) July 27, 2019
UTAH COUNTY, Utah, July 26, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The flooding and debris flow along U.S. Highway 89 near Birdseye on Friday has resulted in extensive damage to the roadway.
Utah Department of Transportation tweeted late Friday night that “US 89 will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time.”
Crews will be on scene through the night, UDOT said, and drivers will need to use an alternative route.
The debris flow covered U.S. 89 with about two feet of mud, rocks and assorted tree limbs from about mile marker 312 to mile marker 305.
Utah County Search and Rescue teams assisted Utah Highway Patrol in getting vehicles and their occupants out of the deep, muddy mess and onto safer ground.
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.