New Landslide Activity on SR-14 Near Cedar City

Dec 11, 2012

A massive land slide in October 2011 closed SR-14 east of Cedar City for almost a year. Now, more slide activity is reported on the important connector between I-15 and US-89.

Utah Department of Transportation's Kevin Kitchen reports that late Monday evening a rockfall occurred at milepost 7.5 -- the same section that had to be completely reconstructed after the landslide in October 2011.

Crews were able to clear most of the debris, opening the road to traffic in both directions, but 2 rocks were so large they could not be moved even with heavy equipment.

UDOT waited for daylight, and Tuesday morning used explosives to blast the boulders into smaller pieces in order to clear the road completely. Some minor repairs will have to be made to the raodway itself. No injuries are reported in this most recent incident.