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Flash floods cover road in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Alta

Posted at 4:48 PM, Aug 01, 2023

ALTA, Utah — Flash floods covered State Route 210 with muddy water in Little Cottonwood Canyon Tuesday afternoon, and the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning into the evening.

The NWS reported that thunderstorms brought heavy rain near the town of Alta around 4 p.m. Flash flooding quickly followed, covering the road with water and debris.

The warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m.

The NWS warns the public to stay off flooded roads if driving, and for those on foot to get to higher ground.

The flooding has reportedly resulted in some cars getting stuck in the mud and some homes being flooded.

A Flash Flood Warning is also in place in Duchesne County, where Utah Highway Patrol officials say there has been some flash flooding on Highway 191 in the Indian Canyon area.

The video below from Everett Jones shows the flooding:

SR-191 flooding