Logan mayor praises efforts of emergency responders during recent mudslide

“It could have been a lot worse.” That’s what Logan Mayor Craig Petersen said about Monday’s break in a water line on Canyon Road. He told the city council Tuesday night that line is pressurized and it spewed out a lot of water. Fortunately, Petersen said, it caused only minimal damage.

Residents in its path were evacuated temporarily except for one couple who were housed in a motel both Monday and Tuesday. He said they were expected to return today if everything is safe.

“One of the bigger concerns is that there is a huge tree in their backyard,” Petersen told the council. “We just want to make sure that tree wasn’t undermined. Again, it’s a gigantic tree and it has a slight tilt toward the house.”

Petersen also praised the efforts of emergency responders and others who have assisted over the last several days.

“I was very, very impressed at how quickly our emergency personnel were on the scene, that they knew what they were doing and the coordination. We practice these drills but in practical implementation it worked exactly as it should.”

He said it took only about 15 minutes to have all the water turned off.

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