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Latest Utah storm watches and warnings, updated

Aug 18, 2021, 3:17 PM | Updated: 3:30 pm
I-215 flooded during storm watches and warnings...
Photo: Maj. Jeff Nigbur, Utah Highway Patrol

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service expected a busy afternoon of severe storm watches and warnings as a band of thunderstorms moved into northern Utah. We’re adding them to this story as they come in. 

3:28 p.m.: The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the areas of Birdseye and Thistle, Utah, in Spanish Fork Canyon, through 6:30 p.m. 

In addition, the Mapleton Police Department announced evacuations for residents because of the potential for flooding on the Ether Hollow Burn Scar.

3:25 p.m.: Forecasters with the National Weather service reported thunderstorms in the area of US 40 between the city of Heber and Strawberry Reservoir on Wednesday afternoon. As more watches, warnings and alerts are issued, we will add them here. 


Original story follows: 

Storm watches and warnings on the Wasatch Front

Crews closed I-215 southbound Wednesday afternoon after a swift moving storm caused flooding on the freeway near 3300 South in the Millcreek area. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the region through 6 p.m. 

Utah Highway Patrol Major Jeff Nigbur tweeted a photo showing the freeway completely covered with muddy brown water. 

The National Weather Service also issued a flood warning for urban streams in the Salt Lake Valley Wednesday afternoon. 

Crews closed 3300 South at 700 East in South Salt Lake because of flooding in the roadway. 

More severe weather to the south

Further to the south, forecasters issued a flash flood warning for the area around Capitol Reef National Park.

In Kane County, forecasters warned of severe thunderstorms around Lake Powell. 

This story will be updated. As new storm watches and warnings come in, we will add them to the top of the story. 

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