Mudslide closes highway near Nephi

Published: Monday, July 28 2014 6:30 p.m. MDT

Heavy rains triggered a mudslide that closed state Route 132 near Nephi on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Preston B.

NEPHI — Summer rains sent a mudslide across a highway near Nephi on Monday, closing the road.

Mud from an old burn scar area closed both directions of state Route 132 through Nephi Canyon shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, the Utah Department of Transportation reported.

Mud, water and rocks came down in a few areas, making the canyon east of Nephi impassable. UDOT crews were working to clear the area, and the road reopened about 6 p.m.

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