OGDEN — Minor flooding made driving interesting in Ogden Canyon on Monday morning.
Discharge from a hillside pipe covered State Road 39 with about eight inches of water at about 8 a.m., said Vic Saunders, Utah Department of Transportation spokesman.
Road drains could not handle the flows, but UDOT crews cleaned them out and the flooding dissipated before 8:30 a.m., Saunders said.
The road never was closed, he said. Cars drove slowly through the affected area, between Peery Camp and the Alaskan Inn.
Saunders said he did not know more about the source of the flooding.
The Ogden River through Ogden is below flood stage, Weber County emergency management director Lance Peterson said.
As of Monday morning, the river was running at 1,200 cubic feet per second through Ogden, well below capacity, he said.
“The river channel is built to handle 1,800 cfs,” Peterson said. “That’s bank full, but the river is still in the channel.”
He said that during an 1,800 cfs flow in 2011, only minor sandbagging was needed as a precaution in some spots in Ogden.
“It’s going to run high for a while,” but current forecasts don’t show any significant problems, he said.