Falling boulders close road in Sardine Canyon, cause crashes

Posted at 10:30 PM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-23 10:45:50-04

SARDINE CANYON, Utah — Utah Highway Patrol officials stated State Route 91 at Sardine Canyon closed Friday night after rocks fell, and at least three people suffered minor injuries in several accidents.

The roadway is cleared and has since been reopened.

Sgt. Mary Kaye Lucas with UHP said two large boulders came down the mountain due to rainfall and landed in the middle of the road. She said one boulder is roughly the size of a car and the other is smaller.

Lucas said so far six accidents have been reported in connection with the rock fall. She said three of the accidents involved people with minor injuries and three of the accidents resulted in property damage but no injuries.

The rocks fell on the roadway near mile marker 4 or 5, which is near Mantua. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.