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Zion National Park closing slot canyons due to flood warnings

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Springdale, Utah – Due to a Flash Flood Warning, Zion National Park is closing slot canyons.

If driving through Washington County toward Springdale, you will get a notification from the National Weather Service stating conditions are dangerous and traveling may be life-threatening.

According to visitors in Springdale, they are disappointed about the rain and are having to find other things to do near Zion National Park.

“I guess we’re really unlucky, it rains a lot in Seattle, so maybe we brought the rains here,” says Anusha Jain, of Washington.

Tourists are upset because they booked their trip months in advance, coming to Zion National Park to visit the Narrows which is closed due to flash flooding potential in slot canyons.

“We’re not sure when they canyons will be open if they’ll be open in the next few days, so we kind of have to re-think what we’re going to do, what’s our priorities,” says Linda DiMarco of Ohio.

Meanwhile, locals are happy to see some steady rainfall in dry Southern Utah.

 

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