Traffic advisory: SR-18 closed at Dammeron Valley as thunderstorms intensify

In this file photo, a fire crew blocks access to a segment of SR-18 at Veyo due to flash flooding in the area that has left debris on the roadway. Veyo, Utah, July 12, 2018 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Drivers on state Route 18 between St. George and Veyo will need to find an alternate route as flash flooding and thunderstorms are taking place across the county.

Update 6:50 p.m. The road has been reopened in both directions.

Officials from the Utah Department of Transportation closed both directions on SR-18 at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The road is closed from mile post 17 to mile post 20, which is between Dammeron Valley and Veyo.

There is no expected time when the roadway is expected to be cleared. Flooding is currently expected in most of Washington County due to heavy rains.

Read more: Fast-moving hailstorm moving over Washington County

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1 Comment

  • Carpe Diem July 14, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    The Veyo Volcano is spewing Monsoons. Take that, Hawaii!

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