Rains and Mudslide Threats Slow Sunday

Rains and Mudslide Threats Slow Sunday

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The mostly dry weather today eased the fears of Cedar Hills residents who since Thursday have wondered if their homes would be carried away in a mudslide.

Cedar Hills Fire Chief Craig Carlisle said there was no visible movement of the mud, despite a brief, late afternoon downpour.

Last week, the mud came down by the ton, forcing the evacuation of five families who live in a cluster o townhomes.

So far, the slide has torn out fences and buried air conditioning units but has not caused any structural damage to the homes.

But Carlisle says the five families displaced may have to live elsewhere for a week or longer.

County officials have been advised no to try to move any of the mud until after seven days of dry weather.

The National Weather Service is predicting rain across Utah for all of next week.

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

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