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Storm causing flooding in Weber, Morgan counties

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EDEN, Weber County — Heavy rain and melting snow caused flash floods in Weber and Morgan counties Wednesday, washing out a road and flooding several homes.

Creek banks in the Wolf Creek area of Eden overflowed after heavy rain led to high levels of runoff between 4 and 8 p.m., said Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Ryon Hadley. The water entered the basement of 10 homes, but Hadley said late Wednesday he expected the worst was over.

The sheriff's office brought 20 inmates from the Weber County Jail to help place sandbags.

"It was kind of dicey there for a bit," Weber Fire Capt. Rick Cooper. "After an hour of being up here we kind of got a good handle on it... We feel very comfortable that we should not have any more flooding tonight."

In Morgan County, 200 volunteers were out sandbagging in Peterson along Morgan Valley Drive near 4100 North. That's where sheriff's deputy Joe Rohbock said 20 homes were threatened and eight were already surrounded by water. Another several hundred people were filling sandbags at the county shed.

Morgan County News editor Doug Johnston told KSL's "The Nightside Project" at least half a dozen of those homes have waist-deep water in some spots.

"I got a phone call and I ran down there, and there's major, major flooding. There's five or six houses that basements are full," Johnston said. "What is flooding is Peterson Creek."

Earlier, a road was washed out in Mountain Green near 6400 North and Davis Street.

A small stream flood advisory was in place until 2 a.m. for west central Morgan County and central Weber County.


Story written by Paul Koepp with contributions from Paul Nelson.



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