Grand Loop Road segment collapses near Canyon

[Tuesday May 13, 2008] A section of the Grand Loop Road collapsed Monday, forcing the road to be closed south of Canyon Junction. The issue is a little complicated: the road sunk (which was bad enough), but then it broke a water line underneath, causing more damage in the form of a washed-out road bed.

Basically, the problem area is a mile south of Canyon Junction near Alum Creek. The road is closed at Canyon Junction and at Alum Creek, though emergency travel will be allowed. Crews are already out to repair the water line, and the hope is that the entire road can be opened by Thursday.

On the bright side, no one was hurt — or even present — when the road collapsed.

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