Rain Causes Flash Floods in Orangeville, Joe’s Valley


Recent rainstorms have caused a flash flood in Orangeville as Cottonwood Creek overflowed its banks. The Welcome Park is partially submerged and the creek reached the bottom of the bridge.

Main Street in Orangeville is closed to through traffic as the water continues to rise and rain continues to fall.

“Flooding (is) expected along Cottonwood Creek in the low areas,” the Emery County Sheriff’s Office shared. “A Code Red emergency information call has been sent warning Castle Dale residents in low areas along Cottonwood Creek to watch their properties and call Emery County Sheriff’s Office if they need assistance due to floodwaters.”

Joe’s Valley also experienced flooding as a result of rainstorms. The road was closed for a short time as water rushed over the road.

“UDOT crews have opened SR29 to Joe’s Valley,” the sheriff’s office shared just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. “However, crews are still working along the roadway. Avoid travel on SR29 if possible. If traveling, use extreme caution and be advised that more storms are forecast over the area.”

Flooding has spread to the subdivision in Orangeville.  Foothill Drive had water flowing across it.  This flood of water began around 7 p.m.


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