Utah (ABC4) — A dangerous line of storms is currently heading throughout Utah, Salt Lake, Juab, Garfield, Wasatch, and Tooele Counties.
The storms are reportedly capable of 70 mph winds, heavy rain, and an abundance of lightning. In some areas, the storm may also bring hail. Right now the storms are currently impacting Utah County, and heading towards Salt Lake and Tooele Counties.
“Those in the path of the storms will see impacts on roads and property, and heavy rain could potentially cause urban flooding,” Alana Brophy warns.
The following locations will be impacted:
- Salt Lake County
- Salt Lake City
- West Valley City
- West Jordan
- South Jordan
- Cottonwood Heights
- “This evening’s thunderstorm has left many roads around Kaysville flooded, including in high-traffic areas. An area of concern right now is 500 W 200 N, beneath the I-15 structure. Several vehicles are stuck in the water (the occupants are safe). Please avoid this area, reduce your speed, and use caution while driving this evening. Kaysville City Public Works, Police, and Fire crews are responding to various incidents related to the storm. Please be patient as crews work to address the problems.” – Kaysville Fire Department
- Summit County
- Park City
- Tooele County
- Utah County
- Spanish Fork
- In multiple areas mud and rocks came across and along the road. The picture below is from Diamond Campground to Three Forks Trailhead (Diamond Fork hot pots). Utah County Public Works says the road is likely to be closed until midnight or later tonight.
- Pleasant Grove
- Spanish Fork
- Wasatch County
- Heber City
- Garfield County
- In this area, quarter-size hail is also expected.
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area 28 miles east of Escalante
- Capitol Reef National Park
The following highways will also be impacted:
- I-15 between mile markers 263 and 309
- There have been reports of flooding near Lindon Utah.
- I-80 between mile markers 85 and 152
- US-40 between mile markers 0 and 25
- Mirror Lake Highway near mile marker 0
- Utah Route 276 between mile markers 16 and 25
The storms will continue throughout today and tonight. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
“Active skies hold on with this monsoon push tonight and overnight. We are not done with strong storms just yet,” Alana Brophy reports.
According to National Weather Service, this is part of a larger storm going through the United States.