Mudslide traps cars on Highway 89 in Utah County

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Mudslide traps cars on Highway 89 in Utah County

By Erin Alberty
and Donald W. Meyers
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Aug 1, 2010 11:28PM MDT
Birdseye • A flash flood covered part of U.S. Highway 89 near Birdseye and triggered a mudslide over the road Sunday night, trapping vehicles in its path.
The highway was closed for a few hours in both directions between mile marker 305 and 307, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Ted Tingey. The slides started about 8 p.m. and the road was reopened by about 10:30 p.m., although down to one lane in some areas.
Some cars were stuck in the debris, but there were no injuries, Tingey said. One motorist a…
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