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Rockfall cleared on road west of tunnel at Zion National Park

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 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.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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