Just hours after crews cleared a mudslide and opened Little Cottonwood Canyon on Friday another burst of rain sent mud and rocks down the mountain and onto the road.
The latest slide happened about five miles up the canyon and closed the road from about 11:30 p.m. Friday to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, said Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Adan Carrillo. The slide was not as extensive as those that trapped a family and other visitors until about 3 p.m. Friday, though Carrillo said the debris washed over the road in one of the same spots crews had previously cleared. He attributed the slide to the rain that fell late Friday.
"It wasn't as much rain this time so the cleanup wasn't as extensive," Carrillo added.