Flooding caused by Thursday’s storm has closed state Route 9 within Zion National Park, UDOT said. The road is not expected to reopen until noon Friday.

The storm hit Iron and Washington counties hard Thursday evening, resulting in a flash-flood warning for south-central Washington County, including Zion and Snow Canyon. It expired at 9:30 p.m.

However, Zion tweeted that The Narrows and all slot canyons would remain closed until at least 11:15 p.m. Thursday.

The rain in the St. George area was heavy; around 6:30 p.m., the NWS said more than an inch had fallen in half an hour.

Around 7:30 p.m., the NWS estimated more than 3 inches of rain had fallen over the Virgin River near Washington City. 

All of that rain swamped roads across Southern Utah. UDOT tweeted that state Route 9 at Quail Creek State Park, state Route 18 in Dammeron Valley and Route 271 in Paragonah also were flooding. 

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