Mudslides Close Highway 87, Aggravates Holiday Traffic Congestion

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Highway 87 was shut down completely for four hours on Saturday morning due to flooding and mudslides following some heavy rain south of Payson.

The closed highway further aggravated traffic congestion through Payson as holiday travelers made their way north. It was bumper to bumper traffic through town throughout Saturday and Monday.

DPS Sgt. John Whetten said the holiday weekend is just of taste of what's to come. "Unbelievable this time," Whetten said, "and it's only going to get worse."

See the full story in the Tuesday Payson Roundup.

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