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Highway reopens in Zion National Park after storm closure

July 14, 2018

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A highway through Zion National Park on southern Utah has reopened after being closed due to mud and debris from a heavy rainstorm.

Park officials said Friday the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway was reopened after being closed from Canyon Junction to the park’s east entrance after the storm Wednesday night.

Officials said the mud and debris were up to 4 feet (1 meter) deep and that plows cleared a path to dozens of vehicles that were stranded.

No injuries were reported.

Officials said the national park near St. George north of the Arizona line received 3 inches of rain in a short amount of time Wednesday night.

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