Water that flooded Tremonton basements starts receding

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say floodwaters that got into about a dozen homes in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton over the weekend began receding Monday.

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office told The Salt Lake Tribune that water was being pumped out and a section of the town’s main street reopened after flooding closed it Sunday night.

Heavy runoff and melting snow led some residents and emergency crews to fill sandbags on Sunday to keep water away from homes.

A small mudslide was also reported just outside of the town Sunday. It stopped before reaching a nearby house and no damage was reported.

The Deseret News reports some homes were without power Sunday because of problems associated with flooding. Rocky Mountain Power did not report any large-scale power outages Monday.

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TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — The Latest on weekend flooding in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton. (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Authorities say floodwaters rushed into as many as 80 yards and basements over the weekend in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2m5G2Ep) that the flooding was likely caused by a combination of rain and snow.

Although the water has started to recede, Box Elder County Emergency Services director Mark Millett says that it could return in the next few days, as more rain and warm temperatures are expected.

Officials say that water was pumped out and a section of the town’s main street reopened after flooding closed it Sunday night.

Authorities say the flooding likely cost the county about $3.1 million.

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12:50 p.m.

Authorities say floodwaters that got into about a dozen homes in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton over the weekend began receding Monday.

The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office told The Salt Lake Tribune that water was being pumped out and a section of the town’s main street reopened after flooding closed it Sunday night.

Heavy runoff and melting snow led some residents and emergency crews to fill sandbags on Sunday to keep water away from homes.

A small mudslide was also reported just outside of the town Sunday. It stopped before reaching a nearby house and no damage was reported.

The Deseret News reports some homes were without power Sunday because of problems associated with flooding. Rocky Mountain Power did not report any large-scale power outages Monday.

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