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Photo gallery: Northern Utah hit with flash flooding overnight

Aug 2, 2021, 6:51 AM | Updated: 7:09 am
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A rockslide forced the temporary closure of Big Cottonwood Canyon and left drivers stranded on either side of Guardsman Pass. Photo: Unified Fire Authority

SALT LAKE CITY — From Big Cottonwood Canyon to Bountiful and from Tooele to Taylorsville, northern Utah residents are cleaning up after a swift-moving rainstorm dumped as much rain in one night as many areas normally get in a month, resulting in flash flooding that damaged homes and swamped roads. 

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Flash flooding damages homes, swamps northern Utah roads

More than 30 homes suffered damage in Tooele due to heavy rain and flash flooding. The storm dumped an inch of rain on the community. In Stockton, crews rescued a woman in her 80s who was trapped by the flood waters. Salt Lake City’s Avenues neighborhood received nearly three inches from the storms. 

Crews briefly closed I-80 in Salt Lake City because of the flash flooding Sunday night, and a rockslide forced the closure of Big Cottonwood Canyon in northern Utah. 

Below, we shared a number of the photos submitted by our listeners and local government officials. 

Rocks and mud covered parts of the road through Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photo: Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake Unified Fire Firefighters assess a landslide caused by heavy rainfall  in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday August 1, 2021. Photo: Unified Fire Authority A rockslide forced the temporary closure of Big Cottonwood Canyon and left drivers stranded on either side of Guardsman Pass. Photo: Unified Fire Authority Unified Fire Authority responded to help free drivers left stranded by a rockslide near the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photo: Unified Fire Authority Syracuse residents took advantage of this normally not-so-full irrigation pond near 1475 West by breaking out their kayaks after the flash flooding. Photo: Jayden Bowles The Stockton Police Department asked people to steer clear of Soldier Canyon during the flooding event. Photo: Stockton PD via Facebook Soldier Canyon in Stockton was swamped by the sudden downpour Sunday, August 1, 2021. Photo: Stockton Utah Police Department / Facebook Police in Stockton asked Utahns to stay out of Soldier Canyon, which was swamped by the flash flooding. Photo: Stockton Utah Police Department / Facebook Big Cottonwood Canyon saw rocks and mud force road closures, as Big Cottonwood Creek swelled and the road's shoulders turned into rivers. Photo: Unified Police Department FILE: Crews closed Big Cottonwood Canyon because of mud and rock slides caused by the flash flooding. Photo: Unified Police Department Flash flooding in Big Cottonwood Canyon sent rocks and mud into the roadway, stranding drivers. Photo: Unified Police Department This rockslide was just one of several slides that occurred in Big Cottonwood Canyon on August 1, 2021. Photo: Stephanie Partridge

Southern Utah experienced flash flooding Sunday as well. The town of Enoch, northwest of Cedar City, received anywhere from 2.5 to 4 inches of rain, with the mayor estimating around 200 homes or 10% of the residences in the town affected. 

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Photo gallery: Northern Utah hit with flash flooding overnight