UTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – A mudslide caused major backup on Highway 6 up Spanish Fork Canyon Thursday evening.
Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to the slide impacting a five-mile stretch from mile marker 198 to 203.
Troopers said reported 3 to 5 feet of mud in spots along the roadway.
Troopers said five semi-trucks are stuck in the debris. Crews will work through the night and into the morning to free them. No passenger cars were caught.
UHP plans to use a helicopter when conditions permit to survey the area for anything missed in the debris flow by crews on the ground.
Traffic from Price is being diverted at SR-191 and traffic from Spanish Fork is being diverted at US 89.
UDOT announced Friday afternoon that the highway will remain closed until at least 6 p.m. Crews are dealing with mud that is making the road “extremely slick,” the agency said.
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