GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – ***UPDATE*** The Grand County Sheriff’s Office says Highway 128 is now open.
Authorities in Grand County, in a Facebook post, expressed their gratitude to the Moab City Police Department, Utah Highway Patrol and UDOT for working tirelessly to remove what they called “massive, RV-sized boulders” from the road.
GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A massive rock slide has closed Highway 128 near its intersection with Highway 191.
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, both lanes on the highway are closed and UDOT is on scene and is working to clear the road as quickly as possible.
This isn’t the first rock slide to occur in Grand County this weekend, as on Saturday, a rock fall happened on this same stretch of road. It happened further east near the Dewey Bridge.
Authorities say Sunday’s rock slide is much larger and that Highway 128 is expected to be closed for an extended period of time.
Officials ask that drivers please avoid this area and make plans to take alternative travel routes.
This is a developing story and updates will be provided as they become available.