Photo gallery: Northern Utah hit with flash flooding overnight
Aug 2, 2021, 6:51 AM | Updated: 7:09 am
SALT LAKE CITY — From Big Cottonwood Canyon to Bountiful and from Tooele to Taylorsville, northern Utah residents are cleaning up after a swift-moving rainstorm dumped as much rain in one night as many areas normally get in a month, resulting in flash flooding that damaged homes and swamped roads.
Flash flooding damages homes, swamps northern Utah roads
More than 30 homes suffered damage in Tooele due to heavy rain and flash flooding. The storm dumped an inch of rain on the community. In Stockton, crews rescued a woman in her 80s who was trapped by the flood waters. Salt Lake City’s Avenues neighborhood received nearly three inches from the storms.
Crews briefly closed I-80 in Salt Lake City because of the flash flooding Sunday night, and a rockslide forced the closure of Big Cottonwood Canyon in northern Utah.
Below, we shared a number of the photos submitted by our listeners and local government officials.
Southern Utah experienced flash flooding Sunday as well. The town of Enoch, northwest of Cedar City, received anywhere from 2.5 to 4 inches of rain, with the mayor estimating around 200 homes or 10% of the residences in the town affected.
This story will be updated.