Road closure north of Vernal temporarily lifted

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UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — UDOT made a temporary lift to a road closure just north of Vernal for local traffic on Sunday.

According to UDOT spokesperson John Gleason, the road had closed both ways after reports the road was sinking came around 11 p.m. Saturday night.

The road on SR-191 dropped slightly because of a culvert not draining water properly beneath the road, Gleason said.

Employees of the Simplot Mine will be most affected, Gleason said.

The route takes drivers into Flaming Gorge and Gleason said anyone who had planned a trip through there should choose to drive on I-80 to Wyoming to prevent significant delays.

We’ll let you know when the road opens, check back to Fox 13 for updates.