The major roadway via Zion National park remained closed Thursday after in a single day rain driven dust and particles down the encircling hillsides.

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, which connects state Route nine from Springdale around the park to state Route 89 on its east facet, used to be closed overdue Wednesday after greater than 3 inches of rain had been reported in a brief period of time.

Several rock and particles slides had been reported at the switchbacks underneath the enduring Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel.

As of Thursday morning, park workforce participants had been nonetheless running to evaluate the wear, with crews running to take away the particles and transparent roadway culverts, consistent with an e mail from a park spokesperson.

More rain used to be forecast to hit the park Thursday.

The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive used to be open to park shuttles and visitors on the Zion Canyon Lodge, however shuttles had been simplest scheduled to head so far as the Grotto Shuttle Stop throughout the park’s major canyon sooner than turning round. Visitors are now not allowed to stroll the street.

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