Boulder comes loose, blocking traffic in Logan Canyon

A rock slide was reported Sunday afternoon in the Burnt Bridge area of Logan Canyon, between mile markers 472 and 473. Motorists said a rock slide with a boulder three to four feet tall went down the hillside and across the road at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Utah Department of Transportation was notified and a snowplow was used to push the rocks off the road. UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders says canyons are geologically active and because of that UDOT’s highway maintenance people are vigilant about patrolling the canyons frequently, looking for rocks to come down. “Apparently, in the case of this rock,” Saunders says, “it had sufficient enough force behind it that it came down the side of the canyon and went all the way across the street. We’re just very fortunate there were no vehicles involved or no one in the area at the time.” Saunders says fortunately most of the rocks that come down are small ones that fall harmlessly by the side of the road.

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