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Water finally delivered to Navajo community

Water finally delivered to Navajo community



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- After days of difficulty and icy roads, water trucks have arrived at a Navajo community in southeastern Utah.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports online that three San Juan County water trucks reached the remote high-elevation community, which is about three hours outside of Blanding.

Trucks earlier in the week tried to deliver water to the town but were unsuccessful because of deep snow and frigid temperatures.

Census data indicates that about 380 people live in Navajo Mountain.

Rick Bailey, director of emergency services for San Juan County, says he's hoping to get six to nine truckloads of water to the community by the end of Saturday.

A community water line broke about a week ago after mudslides in an area recently burned by wildfire.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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