Standing water on streets stalls vehicles, slows traffic in Salt Lake Valley

Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 19:29:03-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah -- Heavy rain fall caused flooding in South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City and other areas in the Salt Lake Valley Wednesday.

Flooding caused traffic congestion near 3300 S 400 W, but Sgt. Gary Keller of the South Salt Lake Police Department said the scene has been cleared and traffic flow has returned to normal.

Keller said they have had a few cars stall in the standing water, and FOX 13 observed at least one vehicle stalled by the water being towed away.

Road crews plowed the flood waters to try to stir up the sediments to keep water moving rather than pooling on the roadway.

Fox 13 is also getting reports of flooding in Bountiful near 1800 S. and 900 E. and in Salt Lake City on State St. at 800 S.

Officials said you should never drive into standing water; turn around, don't drown.

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