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Mudslide forces road closure on SR-12 in Garfield Co.

Mudslide forces road closure on SR-12 in Garfield Co.
Posted at 4:15 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 18:15:58-04

GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — A mudslide forced the closure of both directions of SR-12 in Garfield County’s Red Canyon Thursday.

According to a tweet from the National Weather Service, the Red Canyon Visitor Center reported half of their parking lot after 1 to 1.25 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes.

The Utah Department of Transportation reported debris blocked part of SR-12 near mile post 2, about 11 miles west of Bryce Canyon City.