Flooding in Logan Canyon temporarily restricts traffic

All lanes in Logan Canyon were reopened at noon Wednesday after being closed for much of the morning. Utah transportation officials say flooding along the Logan River cut U.S. 89 to one lane through a portion of the canyon.The Utah Department of Transportation in Ogden said the restriction was in effect so crews could repair highway damage. Cache County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Manager Rick Williams says the closure was not as serious as it seemed. “A lot of that is a formality,” Williams explains. “Our flooding is no different than it has been the last couple of days. But we’re just making sure that we go through and, depending on how much damage we do have when this is all over, so we can be in line for federal assistance if we qualify for that.”Motorists were regulated by flaggers through the area about three miles west of Temple Fork. Since the Logan River exceeded flood levels last week the water has caused some localized problems, including some road damage and flooding the Logan River Golf Course. Temperatures and flood levels are expected to rise through the week.

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