Officials say flooding in Summit County now under control

Posted at 4:18 PM, Feb 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-09 20:00:28-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – Fire department officials said Main Street at 50 West in Coalville was closed Sunday due to flooding, but by Sunday evening they said the flooding was under control.

Summit County and the North Summit Fire Department tweeted out a request for volunteers after the flooding occurred Sunday afternoon.

Officials with the North Summit Fire Department tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that the flooding was under control and all roads in the area were open again.

Tyler Rowser, a public information officer for the North Summit Fire Department, said as of about 2 p.m. water had only made it into one home. Rowser said many drainage systems in the town were backed up as rain and snow fell, and then the rain melted existing snow to add even more water to already strained systems. He said several lawns were also flooded.

Tweets from North Summit Fire show water filling a street Sunday afternoon.