UPDATE: Big Cottonwood Canyon reopens

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MONDAY 8/2/2021 10:45 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons have reopened after severe weather caused rock and mudslides on Sunday.

For the latest on Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, see this update from the Utah Department of Transportation.

Big Cottonwood Canyon closed, officials worried about flooding

SUNDAY 8:27 p.m. 8/1/2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Unified Police Department has closed Big Cottonwood Canyon due to weather and road conditions and ABC4 reporters on the scene are saying there are concerns over flooding.

The entire Wasatch Front was pummeled by heavy and sudden rainfall that caused road closures and floods in Davis County, Iron County, and Tooele County.

Additionally, the Salt Lake City Police Department advised residents to take caution on the roads and to avoid streets that appear flooded.

ORIGINAL STORY: Rockslides close Big Cottonwood Canyon

SUNDAY 8/1/21 7:58 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Big Cottonwood Canyon is closed due to two rock and mudslides that have covered the roads.

Crews are up the canyon now trying to clear the roads as they battle ongoing rain and wind.

UDOT issued a warning about the closure, motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Flooding is also being reported as well as some stranded motorists that are up the canyon but full details have not yet been released. We will continue to update as we gather more information.

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