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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Upper Coal Creek Road Conditions 9/15 6:00AM

Highway 72 is closed to all traffic from Pinecliffe on the west side to Blue Mountain Drive on the east side.

The highway is closed at Pincliffe due to the road damage seen in this picture.  Please respect all road blocks and emergency signs in the area.  Driving over the closed and severely damaged roads not only puts yourself at risk but puts emergency personnel at risk as well.

Picture courtesy of Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department

Twin Spruce Gap Road was closed for a few hours overnight to allow for additional repairs.  The road remains open at this time but the conditions could change any time.  Please use extreme caution when driving in this area.

Please stay off and away from Twin Spruce Gap road, particularly as it approaches the highway 72 intersection.  There have been reports the the amount of traffic and vehicles parked along side the road may be hampering the ability for emergency crews to travel through the area.

Golden Gate Canyon remains closed from highway 93 to Robinson Hill.  This is due to the potential for additional landslides in the area.

Additional information via Coal Creek Canyon Fire Department (as posted on their blog):

Potential Issues with Gas from Kwik Mart:
"We have had reports of water in the gas from Kwik Mart. The gas is reported as compromised with water and could cause car troubles, where cars will not start or could cut out. If you have purchased gas there be cautious if you drive out of canyon.
Note: The gas was tested as not contaminated, but reports have been that the cars will not start after fueling up."