Flooding in Marysvale closes roads and trails

Flooding in Marysvale closes roads and trails

Several roads, homes, water lines and a natural gas line have been damaged after a flash flood in Piute county.

Heavy rain Tuesday night caused a flash flood to move through Marysvale and surrounding areas.

According to the Piute County Commissioner, Darrin Bushman, the flooding has affected mostly 100 West around the 400 North area. A two inch natural gas line was knocked out along with a culinary water line. The natural gas line was shut off Tuesday night.

Several other roads have also been closed due to mud and debris including, but not limited to, the rainbow mine road, North of Beaver Creek, the road to Bullion Canyon, and Deer Creek road.

According to Bushman, the roads may appear to only have a few inches of mud, but many are covered in more than five feet. Because of this, he’s warning people to avoid trying to cross roads that appear to be flooded.

County trails have also been destroyed in several sections due to the mud and debris. Bushman says the trail system in Piute County is extremely dangerous Wednesday with 15-16 feet gullies in some locations.

Bushman says he’s seen at least five homes with some form of water damage and three of those have severe damage with multiple feet of mud inside.

This is a developing story.