SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly all of Utah is experiencing another round of severe weather Wednesday, with thunderstorms and flooding causing concerns across the state.
Pole Canyon Road in Santaquin has been closed as crews work to repair damage brought on by floodwaters. "As a result of burned over conditions resulting from the William Fire, we have experienced more significant flooding along Pole Canyon Road. Pole Canyon Road is closed at the present time. Crews are monitoring the situation through the night," the Facebook post from Santaquin City Police Department said.
Flash flood watches have been issued for many counties in Utah and are set to expire between midnight and 6 a.m. Thursday. The listed places under a flash flood watch include many mountain passes and Lower Washington County.
Beaver, Castle Country in Carbon County, Capitol Reef National Park in Emery County, Zion Nation Park in Iron County, the Wasatch Mountains South of I-80 in Juab County, Bryce Canyon Country in Kane County, the San Rafael Swell in Sevier County and the Western Canyonlands in Wayne County are all under flash flood watches until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Arches/Grand Flat in Grand County, Canyonlands/Natural Bridges and La Sal and Abajo Mountains in San Juan County, the Eastern Uinta Mountains, Eastern Uinta Basin and Tavaputs Plateau in Uintah County are all under flash flood watches that expire at midnight on Wednesday.
Garfield and Wayne counties are under a Flash Flood Watch until 6 a.m. Thursday. The notice includes Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell and the Western Canyonlands.
Flash Flood Warning continues for Garfield County, UT, Wayne County, UT until 6:00 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/kQYl8tL2PM— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 18, 2021
Emery and Wayne counties are currently under a Flash Flood Warning that will expire at 6 a.m. Thursday and covers areas east of Hanksville and includes Blue John Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon, and Moonshine Wash.
Flash Flood Warning including Emery County, UT, Wayne County, UT until 6:45 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/fM44YU0Pt4— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 18, 2021
Video shared on Facebook showed water raging in Cedar City.
Local authorities say flash flooding in and around Cedar City/Enoch is occurring with heavy showers and thunderstorms still in the area. Avoid high water and find higher ground if you feel you could be in danger from flash flooding! #utwx https://t.co/b39gJY738R— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) August 19, 2021
Flooding was seen in areas like Riverton, while part of Soldier Canyon Road in Stockton collapsed and left a drainage pipe exposed. The canyon has been shut down by officials because of the road issues.
Midas Creek Trail in Herriman was closed due to the threat of the swift current flooding the creek.
Numerous counties along the Wasatch Front in northern Utah were put under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, which expired at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Flooding overnight and into Wednesday morning caused schools in Delta to be closed. The Millard School District was forced to call off classes due to floods damaging school buildings.