Sheep to crowd Sardine Canyon for morning commute

Thousands of sheep will be blocking the southbound lanes of US-89/91 Friday morning.

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — Sardine Canyon commuters beware. Friday morning you can expect delays between 8 to 8:30 a.m. due to thousands of sheep being herded by area ranchers from Mantua to Brigham City.

The sheep will be in the southbound lanes of US-89/91. The tradition comes every fall to move sheep from their summer range to their winter range.

Brigham City Assistant Chief of Police Chris Howard said once the sheep get to Brigham City they will exit on to the 200 South Exit to 600 East. From there, the herd will travel down 600 East to 600 North, then down 600 North and across Main Street to Water Lane.

As in the past, Utah Highway Patrol troopers will be in the canyon warning motorist to slow down and watch for herders and their sheep.

Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!

1 Comment

  • WLee October 18, 2019 at 10:02 am Reply

    The name of the canyon from Mantua to Brigham City is named Box Elder Canyon… read a map people!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.