Heavy rain causes flash flooding in Salt Lake County

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jul 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 23:44:21-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah - What a mess. Too much rain too quickly Wednesday morning resulted in flooding all over the Salt Lake Valley.

The area of 1100 E. and 1700 S. in Sugar House was essentially a river flowing down 1700 E. into various side streets and neighborhoods.

That resulted in a number of homes suffering varying degrees of flooding, mainly in basements.

The TRAX line was under about a foot of water on 200 W. at 1100 S., and the trains have not been running on time.

Fire crews have been responding to flooding that popped up all over the Salt Lake Valley.

UTA officials said a bus bridge has been established between Central Point and 900 S. due to flooding of the TRAX lines.

Salt Lake City School District reported four of its schools were damaged from the flooding:

  • East High School suffered the most damage. The entire basement is flooded. There was also standing water on the basketball court and in several classrooms on the main floor.
  • Highland High School was flooded in the photography classroom and the driver’s education area, as well as flooding in the fitness center and the wrestling room. The water also caused a tree to fall on a batting cage.
  • Salt Lake Center for Science Education had flooding in three classrooms.
  • Emerson Elementary had two rooms flooded.

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