COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Little Cottonwood Canyon was closed for much of the day Friday after an early morning rainstorm resulted in several rock and mudslides in the canyons east of the Salt Lake Valley.
Little Cottonwood Canyon was reopened to drivers just before 5 p.m., the Utah Department of Transportation announced.
Big Cottonwood and Millcreek canyons remained open throughout the day, but drivers were encouraged to exercise caution as some debris fell near roadways, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said.
Officers first received calls about the slides around 2:30 a.m., Hoyal said. In Little Cottonwood Canyon, rock, dirt, shrubbery, trees and water passed over the roadway from the entrance to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to the mouth of the canyon.
Hoyal said there were no reported injuries or traffic accidents as a result of the slides.
— Benjamin Wood
- 'Inseparable' Clinton brothers killed in...
- Embattled doctor surrenders Utah medical license
- Union Pacific train makes special delivery...
- Dancing stars Julianne and Derek Hough visit...
- Pioneer Day celebrations set throughout Utah
- Utah State Fairpark and Real Salt Lake team...
- West Nile activity discovered in three Utah...
- Protesters from across U.S. arrested at Utah...
- Supreme Court issues stay in Utah gay... 78
- Utah unemployment rate second lowest in... 19
- South Jordan councilman wants school... 17
- Brain injury changes the lives and... 15
- Anti-porn rally aims at keeping... 14
- Ex A.G.s John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff... 14
- Union Pacific train makes special... 13
- Unaccompanied children from Central... 12