Mud, rocks washed onto Park City roads during storms |

Mud, rocks washed onto Park City roads during storms


The Park City Police Department last week responded to a series of complaints about debris on roads during the rainstorms and officers also closely monitored streams inside the city like Poison Creek.

The area endured a rare extended series of storms last week, prompting concerns by the police, other emergency officials and the Public Works Department.

Some of the storm-related entries in public police logs last week included:

  • on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12:39 p.m., a gutter was seen overflowing on Equestrian Court.
  • on Sept. 14 at 12:38 p.m., a police officer checked Poison Creek in the vicinity of the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Iron Horse Drive. The police indicated the water was approximately one foot below the banks.
  • on Sept. 14 at 12:37 p.m., rocks and a small tree were spotted on the roadway along Royal Street. They had been washed onto the road by the rain. An officer removed a log and several stones from the road.
  • on Friday, Sept. 13 at 11:12 p.m., the police received a report that large boulders and rocks were strewn for a mile along Royal Street.
  • on Sept. 13 at 6:40 p.m., branches were seen in the road somewhere along S.R. 224. They were removed.
  • on Sept. 13 at 1:56 p.m., the police reported an officer checked for problems on the 9200 block of Marsac Avenue, indicating that there were no issues and the gutters were containing the water. Earlier that morning, at 4:06 a.m., an officer checked the water levels at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard.

    Hugh Daniels, who manages City Hall’s emergency programs, said the rain did not cause significant problems inside Park City. Daniels said the rocks that were washed onto roads were small ones.

    "It was all minor, but we kept an eye on it," Daniels said, adding, "It was mud, water on the roadways."