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Flash floods hit Pack Creek Fire burn scar area near Moab

Cedar City, St. George also experience flooding
Posted at 5:50 PM, Jul 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-31 00:38:53-04

GRAND COUNTY, Utah — The burn scar area from a wildfire last summer near Moab experienced flash flooding Saturday afternoon, with floodwaters flowing through dry creek beds and crossing at least one road.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Pack Creek Fire burn scar area, which includes part of both Grand County and San Juan County. The wildfire burned approximately 9,000 acres in June of 2021.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office and San Juan County Emergency Management both warned residents and visitors of flash flood conditions in the area due to heavy rain in the La Sal Mountains. They specifically warned of flash floods in Moab and Spanish Valley, as well as U.S. Highway 191 between mile markers 114 and 122.

FOX 13 News viewers sent videos (seen above) of floodwaters crossing a road near Old City Park in Moab and other areas of Grand County.

Flooding was also seen in at least one residential area of Cedar City:

St. George Police also reported flooding on Airport Parkway: