Rain Floods Basements, Closes Street in St. George

Rain Floods Basements, Closes Street in St. George

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Rain fell across southern Utah for most Tuesday, causing basement flooding for some homeowners in St. George.

Police spokesman Craig Harding said the rain also prompted closure of St. George Boulevard from 100 West to 300 West because the water was up to the floorboards of vehicles.

A boulevard construction zone at 300 East also was closed for a time Tuesday. Other problem areas included Riverside Drive, where water flowed over the road, and Airport Road, where a large boulder rolled down a hillside and onto the road.

The National Weather Service said 1 inch of rain fell in some areas.

In Zion National Park, "We had a lot of beautiful waterfalls, and the river is bright red but no problems," park spokesman Tom Haraden said.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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