Little Cottonwood Canyon's Road Faced Flooding From Saturday Rain

Little Cottonwood Canyon's Road Faced Flooding From Saturday Rain

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Little Cottonwood Canyon's Road Faced Flooding From Saturday Rain

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Avalanche closures are relatively standard for SR-210 in Utah, but flood closures can happen too. Rain over the weekend brought some much-needed precipitation to the drought-ridden Salt Lake Valley. Unfortunately in the summertime, when it rains, it pours. According to KSL, flash flood warnings were issued for Salt Lake and Davis Counties, which led to some gnarly scenes. Salt Lake City broke its August 6th rainfall record, as it recorded .55 inches of rain.

Perhaps the best example of the effect of the monsoon was exhibited by Little Cottonwood Canyon. Storm debris and water in between Perpetual Storage (mile 6) and Lisa Falls(mile 6.6) of SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon made the road shut down for multiple hours on Saturday. A plow had to break out of hibernation and clear the road of rocks, dirt, and other debris. While it must have sucked for the people who wanted to get down the canyon, at least they weren’t stuck in Death Valley. SR-210 reopened later on Saturday.

Image/Video Credits: Dan Rascon/KSL, UDOT Cottonwood Canyons

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