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Flash flooding closes roads, causes sinkholes and other damage in St. George

Posted at 11:03 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 19:04:45-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Heavy rainfall caused significant flash flooding in the St. George area late Sunday night.

The National Weather Service reports numerous road closures, stalled vehicles and debris in roadways.

Washington County Emergency Services reports the flooding led to multiple sinkholes and a downed power line.

As of 1:20 a.m. Monday, the following roads were affected:

  • Sink hole in the area of 1000 S 400 S
  • Debris in the roadway of Blvd. and Red Cliffs Dr.
  • Debris in the roadway 200 E @ apprx. 300 N
  • Traffic light out at Fort Pierce and River Road
  • Sink hole in the area of 1400 E Foremaster
  • Debris fields on Bluff St.
  • 900 S Morningside Dr - sewer back up
  • Sink hole near Ramada Inn- St. George Blvd
  • Bluff St. and Main
  • Red Hills near the pond
  • 1450 S Rocky Road- River Road
  • Red Hills Parkway 1000 E-1400 E - stalled cars
  • 2179 Panorama Pkwy
  • 700 S I-15 Underpass
  • 1990 E Riverside Dr - stalled cars

Those affected by flooding are urged not to attempt to drive or walk into flooded areas, get to higher ground and stay informed of the situation. Sandbags are available at the ReUse Center at 575 E Brigham Rd.

I-15 was fully closed late Sunday night and reopened early Monday morning.

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