Rain swamped roads and prompted flash flood warnings across Southern Utah on Thursday night.
The National Weather Service issued a warning in Washington County. Around 7:30 p.m., the NWS estimated more than 3 inches of rain had fallen over the Virgin River near Washington City, according to its website.
A Weather Service alert said flooding was expected in areas including Bloomington, St. George, Washington City, Leeds, Hurricane, LaVerkin and Toquerville.
Zion National Park tweeted that it was under a flash flood warning and that The Narrows and all slot canyons were closed until at least 11:15 p.m.
Officials urged people to be cautious as they traveled.
The storm flooded roads in parts of Iron and Washington counties. UDOT tweeted that state Route 9 at Quail Creek State Park was seeing flooding that wasn’t expected to be cleared until 10 p.m. State Route 18 in Dammeron Valley and Route 271 in Paragonah also had issues, the department reported.
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