HUNTSVILLE — A significant landslide on State Road 39 was unable to be cleared overnight because the land is still unsettled, officials say.
“There’s still stuff coming down gradually,” Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Phillip Howell said. “It’s not traumatic or anything, but UDOT wasn’t able to clean it up because it is still settling.”
Howell said just before 8 a.m. a large excavator was scheduled to be brought up to the landslide, which occurred just above the spillway at Pineview Reservoir, to start clean-up. He said it’s not clear yet when the slide may be cleared.
“It looks like an iffy situation for most of the day while they clean it up and watch the mountain for more unsettling,” Howell said.
Traffic can not travel straight through SR-39 because of the slide, but can use alternate routes to get into the upper valley, including going through State Route 158 or over Trapper’s Loop. Recent heavy rains contributed to the landslide. No homes were threatened by the slide, and there were no injuries reported.
Two vehicles were damaged Thursday after one ran into the landslide, causing front-end damage, and another drove over the rocks and punctured their tires.