Flood waters ripping through Box Elder County

TREMONTON, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Residents are experiencing low level flooding in Box Elder County. Tremonton seems to be hit the hardest.

A neighborhood near 16th West and 125 North is covered with water. Neighbors are sandbagging everywhere.

Tremonton Mayor Roger Fridal says at least 14 homes are flooded, with another 12 in danger. Several nearby businesses are also under water. Fridal tells Good4Utah, “They’re pumping the water away as   fast as we can. But the limiting factor is the drains going down across state road. And they’re at capacity so it just takes some time for the water to go away.”

The whole problem is blamed on the overnight rain combining with the melting snow.  All the canals and sewers are filled to capacity and they're just sort of pushing and pumping water from one place to another.

Local plumber, Zack Craighead says, “This is the worst part of it. So far, but everybody’s been trying to get prepared   for it and everything but it just   happened to quick. We got too much snow, there’s nowhere for the water to go.”

 The Red Cross is on the scene to help.  So far no injuries, just a lot of damage.


Flooding is also being reported in Garland City. The Garland City Police Department issued the following statement, “The Box Elder County Emergency Manager is working on getting bigger pumps to assist with the flooding on 13600 North. 13600 North between Highway 13 and 6000 West is closed. 4200 West from East Garland Park to Highway 30 is also closed due to water pumping across the roadway. Please do not run over the hoses in the roadway, it causes damage that cannot be repaired. Call police/fire dispatch if you need assistance with in home flooding. 435-257-3131”

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