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Rock slide closes canyon road again

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – For the second time in as many days heavy rainfall turned the road up Little Cottonwood Canyon into a pool of mud and debris.
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – For the second time in as many days heavy rainfall turned the road up Little Cottonwood Canyon into a pool of mud and debris.
This time around it was a quick clean up, but officials fear we may not be out of the woods just yet.

The road up Little Cottonwood Canyon is open to traffic Saturday, but not before being shut down for several hours overnight.

The culprit is the very same thing that shut it down the day before.

"We experienced another rockslide in one of the same locations we had already cleaned up earlier that day," says UDOT Spokesperson, Adan Carrillo.

Heavy rainfall overnight triggered the slide at around 11 o’clock Friday night. The road was reopened Saturday morning by 6:30.

On Friday it was shut down until early afternoon.

"It was a lot faster. The rock slides were not as intensive as they were yesterday morning, so they were able to quickly remove that debris and open the road back up," says Carrillo.

A fairly easy clean up with no injuries reported, but with more weather on the way UDOT is keeping its guard up.

"We're still on high alert to make sure we monitor these weather conditions throughout the weekend and if there is a chance for this to occur we'll be ready to respond," says Carrillo.

The cost to clean up the mess stands at about eighty thousand dollars.

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