Zion National Park closed

April 17, 2017
Photo courtesy Zion National

Zion National Park Rock FallA sizable rockfall has closed the Zion Mount Highway through Zion Park. Zion Canyon remains open through the park's South Entrance.

NPS

Jin Prugsawan, 435-772-7612
Springdale, UT- A significant rock fall has closed the Zion- Mount Carmel Highway, Condition Route 9, in Zion Park by early today. Effective immediately, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, between Canyon Junction and also the East Entrance is closed. A substantial rock fall happened around the switchback close to the Pine Creek Bridge and it is obstructing each side from the road. Deck hands will need to blast the rock and employ heavy machinery to obvious it. Because of the rock fall, emergency fact is unavailable around the east side of Zion. The Scenic Drive and Zion Canyon remains open.

Alternate east and west routes can be found via Highway 59 from Hurricane, Utah to Fredonia, Arizona and Highway 14 from Cedar plank City, Utah to Lengthy Valley Junction and Highway 89. People visiting the park may connect to the park by traveling east on Condition Route 9 from Interstate 15. All park facilities such as the customer center, museum, campsites, and shuttle buses are open and operating normally.

The park is looking to reopen Condition Route 9 later today. Traffic advisory signs is going to be placed near Mt. Carmel Junction, near Virgin, Utah, and close to the park's South Entrance. The park's short 1610 am radio broadcast systems at Mt. Carmel Junction, Hurricane, Utah, and both park entrances may also broadcast the status from the closure.

Source: www.nps.gov
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