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Zion Cleaning Up From Weekend Downpour

September 29
11:41 2014

RainCooler and mostly drier weather is what we’ll see over the next few days in the Page area, following the weekend rainfall.  Now we’ll see clear skies and highs in the 70s through the end of the week.

In Utah, most of the roads at Zion National Park have been reopened after being closed early Saturday due to the heavy rain. The only remaining closures are the Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive in the northern section of the park, the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway (State Route 9) and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive which will remain closed beyond Zion Canyon Lodge. Road crews are working to open these closed roads as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thunderstorms dropped from 1½ – 2 inches of rain in the park Saturday causing numerous debris flows of rocks and mud across portions of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and the Zion–Mt. Carmel Highway (State Route 9). Park maintenance staff was able to remove the debris from some the roadways and safely reopen them to park visitors. Road crews discovered a significant washout on the road near the small tunnel on the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway (State Route 9) and are assessing the damage. This section of road is expected to reopen by late Sunday.

All park facilities in Zion National Park are open including the visitor centers, museum, campgrounds and Zion Lodge. The Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive will remain closed until road crews can clear debris from the road.

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Last Updated on Sep 22 2019, 8:53 am MST

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