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Mudslide hits Highway 89 near Birdseye

Posted - Aug. 2, 2010 at 6:51 a.m.



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UTAH COUNTY -- Utah Department of Transportation crews Monday will inspect Highway 89 near Birdseye for damage following a mudslide.

A flash flood hit about 7:30 Sunday night and covered parts of the highway. Traffic in both directions was shut down between mile markers 305 and 307 until 1:30 Monday morning.

Some cars got stuck in the debris.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey says, "This had a bit of rocks, mud, other debris, branches, things like that, so it was a significant one that came across the roadway here. Again, we're very grateful that no one was trapped in that and grateful that nobody was hurt."

Tingey says the slide occurred following severe thunderstorms. Crews do not think it did any major damage.

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