Highway reopens in Zion National Park after storm closure
Jul. 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.