Flooding closes roads in Logan

Heavy rains have added to melting snowpack, creating flood conditions along the Blacksmith Fork River in Cache County. The National Weather Service says a Flood Warning remains in effect until 12:15 p.m. Tuesday for central Cache County.The Blacksmith Fork River reached flood stage Sunday morning and flow along the river is forecast to increase further tonight, with the river expected to peak Monday morning near 7.8′ or 1150 CFS. Flooding is expected to continue through Tuesday morning.Several reports of flooding and road closures have been received in the city of Logan. Areas near 600 West and Park Avenue, as well as areas near 1700 South at the Hwy 89/91 intersection have been closed due to flooding. Logan City officials request travelers to avoid these areas.The National Weather Service says the greatest areas of concern are Blacksmith Fork and Little Bear rivers in Cache County and the Weber River.Cache County Sheriff’s Department emergency manager Rick Williams says flooding is already happening along the Blacksmith Fork River but property is not threatened.Williams says the areas where the roads are closed flood nearly every year.A Flood Warning means flooding is occurring or is imminent. Most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water covered bridges, dips or low water crossings. Never try to cross a flowing stream, even a small one, on foot. To escape rising water, move up to higher ground.

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