ST. GEORGE –At 5:53 a.m. St. George police were notified of flooding near the Red Hill. Water flowing into Skyline Pond caused the reservoir to break, leaking water and debris over Red Hills Parkway.
Excess irrigation water and rain runoff contributed to an unusually high amount of water, and what some thought was a waterline break turned out to be a breach in the east end of the reservoir.
The St. George Police Department and St. George City maintenance workers rushed to divert traffic, and clear the roadway as early morning traffic was starting to trickle through.
Around 6:05 a.m. the St. George City irrigation department was on scene and responding to the situation.
So far, no damages or injuries have been reported, aside from the damage to the reservoir barrier.
There is no road closure as this story publishes.
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