Ogden Canyon partially opened after accident, power pole needs to be replaced

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

OGDEN CANYON, Utah, October 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – Ogden Canyon was completely closed for several hours on Sunday to allow crews to replace a power pole after a traffic accident, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. From 5:40 p.m., the road was partially opened again, with traffic obstructions.

If possible, drivers should choose an alternative route.

Sgt. Chris Bishop told Gephardt Daily that a single vehicle accident damaged a utility pole that needed immediate repair. The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. The driver was not injured, Bishop said.

“They had to close the canyon while they repaired the mast,” Bishop said at 4:15 pm, estimating that the canyon might be closed for a few hours.

An update an hour later on the UDOT traffic website said that one lane remained closed, but both lanes were affected. The delays were estimated at 5 to 15 minutes, according to the traffic warning. It added that the reopening of the carriageway is now estimated at 8pm

The damage occurred near mile Post 10 on State Route 39, about two miles east of Ogden, according to UHP information.

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