Highway crews cleaning up after flooding closes Utah routes

This Aug. 8, 2019, photo, provided by the Utah County Sheriff's office, shows mud and rocks across U.S. Hwy 89 near Birdseye, Utah. Crews in Utah were clearing landslides and mud from several canyon highways and roads canyons on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, following heavy rainfall. (Sgt. Spencer Cannon/Utah County Sheriff, via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Crews in Utah spent Friday clearing landslides and mud from several canyon highways and roads following heavy rainfall the night before.

Homes were briefly evacuated in one canyon south of Provo, and motorists were evacuated from another near Salt Lake City, authorities said. But there were no reports of injuries. Parts of U.S. 6 and Little Cottonwood Canyon remained closed Friday.

The evacuations in Loafer Canyon south of Provo came after a mudslide hit near a wildfire burn scar late Thursday. The evacuations have since been lifted, but parts of the road remained closed Friday.

The rain also spread several feet of mud across U.S. 6, which remained closed Friday between Price and Spanish Fork, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

In Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, people had to be evacuated from cars trapped by a rock and mudslide on State Route 210. There were no reports of anybody being swept away or injured.

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