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Emery County Sheriff's Office

Rockslide affects two roads in Emery County

By, | Posted - Aug 25th, 2014 @ 10:17pm

ORANGEVILLE, Emery County — Heavy rainfall in Straight Canyon has caused a landslide that is affecting SR-29 and Cottonwood Canyon between Orangeville and Castle Dale, police report.

The Emery County Sheriff's Office reported on their Facebook page that the rockslide occurred Monday evening. The rockslide initially closed both SR-29 and Cottonwood Canyon as crews worked to clear debris.

Captain Kyle Ekker from the sheriff's office reported that as of about 9:15 p.m., Cottonwood Canyon is open and SR-29 has one lane open. Crews will work through the night to reopen both lanes, he said.

Ekker also said that Cottonwood Creek is running high, and anyone traveling in the area is advised to "use caution around the creek through Orangeville and Castle Dale."

More information will be posted when it's available.

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