ST. GEORGE -- Officials in flood-ravaged southern Utah say it may take up to a year to reconnect popular trail systems.
The Spectrum of St. George says officials are asking the public to be patient while they assess damage caused by last week's deluge.
Local trails and those in Zion National Park were damaged along with several golf courses and area roads, but major construction projects were mostly unscathed.
The $75 million Dixie Drive Interchange project experienced some flooding but not enough to force delays.
The city's replacement airport also remains on schedule to open Jan. 12, and the county's new justice center should open this spring.
State transportation officials already have begun fixing potholes along Interstate 15, and will continue focusing on problem areas.
Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com