Get current flood information at Washington County Emergency Services
(St. George, UT) - Riverside Drive from Morningside Drive to 1100 East is closed due to standing water coming from a storm drain near the Doctor's Free Clinic. Motorists are asked to follow detours and use alternate routes until further notice.
Additionally, 1450 South from River Road to the Summit Athletic Club has standing water on the road and motorists are being directed to use the center lanes and drive with caution. The Virgin River water volumes are approximately 12" from the top of the rock dike in this area.
Reservoirs are full, rivers are rising, streets are flooded, and many roads closed throughout southern Utah. Local officials in the counties, municipalities and emergency responders are cautiously optimistic they have the infrastructure in place and equipment and man power to handle the largest volume of water to flow in the Santa Clara and Virgin rivers since the devastating flood of 2005 in dozens of homes were lost.
The Santa Clara River is running high as you can see in this KCSG video taken by Ed Merrifield.
City of St. George work crews clear the Santa Clara River of debris at the Valley View bridge from the swollen river waters.