Flash Flood Closes Road into Zion National Park, UT

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An inch of rain in an hour caused flash flooding in Zion National Park, UT, yesterday. Credit: NPS

Yesterday afternoon Zion National Park, UT, received a little over an inch of rain in an hour. Due to the flash flooding and an active technical Search and Rescue operation, SR-9 in the park closed to inbound traffic. Currently, traffic in the park is being diverted outbound at both the South and East Entrances. Park staff are actively working to remove debris from the roads. Please avoid this area.

Alternate east and west routes are available via Highway 59 from Hurricane, Utah to Fredonia, Arizona, and Highway 14 from Cedar City, Utah to Long Valley Junction and Highway 89.

The Park shuttles are currently operating to move visitors from up canyon back down to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. The Town Shuttles will continue to run past the usually 6:00 p.m. MT to help alleviate traffic.

More information will be provided when available.

Zion national park, Utah
Zion National Park, UT

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