SR 14 to Open Soon Following Mudslides

SR 14 to Open Soon Following Mudslides

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- State Route 14 may soon be back open after it was shut down last week because of mudslides caused by spring runoff.

Authorities say they're hopeful the road will open up by the end of the week.

Utah Department of Transportation District Engineer Scott Munson said everyone wants the road open, and we're doing our best to make it safe to open it.

Munson said the goal is to open it by Friday.

Although the road is closed, commuters are allowed to use it if they're destination is Rusty's Ranch House or Milt's Stage Shop. However, anyone wanting to travel to Cedar Breaks or over the mountain are out of luck.

Munson said crews are busy fixing the road in the slide areas, which includes cleaning out the culverts and removing rocks, debris and trees from the road. He said crews are also fixing three places where the embankment washed away from the payment.

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

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