June 1, 2022 - 3:31 pm
Updated June 1, 2022 - 5:40 pm
A rock slide Wednesday that closed a highway through Zion National Park has been cleared.
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway was closed because of a rockfall west of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel.
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is open through Zion National Park.
NPS maintenance staff cleared a rockslide on the west side of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.
— Zion National Park (@ZionNPS) June 2, 2022
The road was reopened around 5 p.m., according to a tweet from Zion National Park.
After initially clearing the road, National Park Service staff noticed other loose rocks above the right of way. NPS staff used water pumped from a fire truck to dislodge these rocks.
No vehicles were damaged and there were no injuries. The incident did not affect the road to Zion Canyon.