Flash floods force road closures in Iron County

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IRON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Flash floods caused significant road damage in Iron County Sunday afternoon. 
 
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Sunday afternoon at 3:22 that expired around 6:15 p.m. The in the 3-hour period, the area received about 2-3 inches of rain. 
 
Highway 143 through Parowan Canyon is closed until further noticed after parts of the road were washed away. Officials suggest using Hwy 14 as an alternative route if you’re headed to Brian Head or Cedar Breaks.

Northbound I-15 was also closed at Old US Hwy 91, but it was reopened Monday morning. 

The heavy rain also caused debris flows in the area. Debris can be rock, mud, vegetation and/or other loose materials. Good4Utah viewer Brittany Hunter shared the following video of debris flow in Iron County. 

 

 
Check the UDOT traffic app for the latest information on road closures. 
 

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