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More flash flooding forces trail closures at Zion National Park

ZION NATIONAL PARK — All of Zion National Park is below a flash flood caution till nine:15 p.m. Thursday, officers mentioned.

All slot canyons within the park, together with The Narrows, will stay closed till at least 11:15 p.m., Zion National Park officers said on Twitter.

As of four:15 p.m., a number of climbing trails within the park had been closed, together with Angel’s Landing, the Riverside Walk, the West Rim trail from the Grotto, Kayenta and Upper Emerald Pools trails, park officers mentioned.

A typhoon device started dumping heavy rain at the space about five:10 p.m., consistent with the National Weather Service. The north fork of the Virgin River, North Creek and Dry Creek are anticipated to revel in flash flooding, in addition to a number of different waterways within the park, the elements provider mentioned.

Server upkeep used to be fighting park officers from posting present updates at the Zion National Park web page, officers mentioned. They had been posting periodic updates to the park’s respectable Twitter account.

On Wednesday, flooding forced several road closures at the park.

As of one:30 p.m. Thursday, the Zion Canyon scenic force used to be speak in confidence the Big Bend space, park officers mentioned. Park shuttles had been turning round at Big Bend and weren’t preventing at the Grotto, officers mentioned.

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More flash flooding forces trail closures at Zion National Park Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com

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