SF Winchester farm floods April 6, 1942 Salt Lake Tribune
Spring-Swollen Creek Floods Highway in Morgan County Tribune Intermountain Wire -water began to flood the highway OGDEN—Run-off waters of Dry creek late Saturday flooded U. S. highway 30-S to a depth of five to six inches for a distance of about 300 yards and damaged a large acreage of adjacent farmland, farmland, Sergeant R. Smurthwaite of Utah highway patrol reported Sunday. Sunday. The scene of the flooding was about four miles above the mouth of Weber cayon In Morgan county, or about 14 miles southeast of Ojrden, Sergeant Smurthwaite at about 4:30 p. m. Several automobiles went off the road and were damaged, Sergeant Sergeant Smurthwaite said. S. F. Winchester, owner of & large portion of the flooded farmland farmland in the section, was stationed by highway patrolmen at the highway with flags and lanterns to guide traffic over the damaged segment. State road officials were notified immediately, but it was after 11 p. m. before Mr. Winchester Winchester was relieved of his watch, .aid Heavy rain and thap, r d Sergeant Smurthwaite said tnl vlng of^ mountain snow filled ! Flooding of the highway at the the creek channel and the flood- 1 *, me point has occurred n pre- ing wan caused by a blocked ctil- ( vious years, Sergeant Smurthwaite vert adjacent to the highway. The recalled.