Most Roads Closed in Death Valley National Park

Flash flooding has rendered many roads impassable.

The National Park Service has announced that most roads in and out of Death Valley National Park are closed after flash floods engulfed them with mud and debris over the weekend. Officials do not know when the roads will be open again, and are encouraging motorists to avoid both the national park and the nearby Mojave National Preserve, which was also affected by flash flooding.

More than an inch of rain fell within 15 minutes on Sunday, creating mudslides and rockslides all throughout the areas between Arizona and California. The National Weather Service has forecast more rainfall and thunderstorms this week.

“We urge people traveling in this area to use extreme caution, as storms are forecast to continue through Thursday,” the National Park Service stated. “If you see flowing water or debris, remember: turn around, don’t drown!”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Chuck Sams as he leads the National Park Service.
  • For Death Valley National Park personnel as they seek to keep tourists safe.

Sources: National Park Service, AP


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