WEATHER

SLC hit hard by flash flooding

Jul 26, 2017, 11:45 AM | Updated: 12:20 pm
Cars sit in bumper-deep water near Smiths Ballpark in Salt Lake City. Photo credit: Shara Park, KSL...
Cars sit in bumper-deep water near Smiths Ballpark in Salt Lake City. Photo credit: Shara Park, KSL 5

SALT LAKE CITY — As many as 100 homes and vehicles may have been damaged by unexpected early morning flooding, the Salt Lake City Fire Department says.

Photo credit: Shara Park

Photo credit: Shara Park

The worst-hit area appears to be near 200 West and 1100 South, near Smiths Ballpark. The ramp from I-15 to 900 South is closed, which is forcing drivers on the freeway to seek alternate routes into downtown. As a result, there are extensive freeway delays compounded by the closure.

flx 3

Police block intersections in an attempt to prevent drivers from getting stranded. Photo credit: Mary Richards

Crews also closed 3300 South at I-15 and State Street in Draper because of early morning flooding, but those streets have since reopened.

Photo credit: Mary Richards

Photo credit: Mary Richards

KSL Meteorologist Dan Guthrie says some areas got upwards of an inch of rain in just an hour. For comparison, the average monthly rainfall for July in Salt Lake City is .72 inches.

 

The Salt Lake City School District released a statement confirming there was flooding affecting at least four area schools. Fortunately, no students had events in those buildings today.

Contributing: Mary Richards and Shara Park

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team. here.

Today’s Top Stories

Weather

A car driving on snowy road...
Devin Oldroyd

Mostly mountain snow expected this weekend through next week

SALT LAKE CITY — More wind, rain and snow are expected to hit the Beehive State over the next few days. To start, the National Weather Service reported a Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains north of I-80 today.  ❄A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the northern mountains north of I-80 for much […]
18 hours ago
The Utah Department of Public Safety issued an apology to the family of a woman who was allegedly r...
Mark Jones

Northbound I-15 in Juab County closed for a time Wednesday night

The Utah Highway Patrol says northbound I-15 in Juab County has been closed between exits 222 and 228 due to crashes in relation to winter weather.
3 days ago
The National Weather Service predicts another snowstorm to hit northern Utah just in time for the W...
Simone Seikaly

Snow expected to impact Wednesday evening commute

The National Weather Service expects from 1 to 4 inches of snow, beginning Wednesday afternoon. Another storm is right behind it.
3 days ago
Portions of Salt Lake County saw fog on Tuesday morning, a weather phenomenon that doesn't typicall...
Allie Litzinger and Simone Seikaly

Great Salt Lake, moisture created Tuesday’s commuter fog and maybe Wednesday’s

Moisture in the air and proximity to the Great Salt Lake, and the lake's temperature, all combined for Tuesday's foggy commute.
4 days ago
A snowy mountain with trees is pictured, avalanche risk is measured often this time of year...
Adam Small

How do forecasters determine avalanche risk?

Determining the avalanche risk for any given day takes coordination between avalanche forecasters and the National Weather Service.
4 days ago
The view at Snowbasin Resort....
Alejandro Lucero

Avalanche safety should be on everyone’s mind says forecaster

An avalanche avoidance and preperation can help keep everyone safe while enjoying the greatest snow on Earth.
5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
SLC hit hard by flash flooding