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NEWS: rain closes road to historic Lake Mead town


LAKE MEAD: Access to St. Thomas closed by heavy rains – caution urged when traveling other park roadways and back country routes

iH file photo

iH file photo

– The access road for the historic town of St. Thomas within Lake Mead National Recreation Area is closed due to recent flash floods.   There is no estimate for when St. Thomas Road will reopen, say park officials.

The main roads in the park that travel around Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are open, but do have some gravel and debris from flood waters. Cyclists are advised to use caution when traveling on these roads and vehicles should also maintain a greater distance to avoid debris that may fly up and cause rock chips.

All back country roads may have also suffered flash-flood damage, so officials urge users of those roads to proceed with caution.

Crews are working to maintain vehicle access on roads throughout the park, but more rain is possible Tuesday.

Park visitors are advised to keep an eye on the weather and say if a storm approaches while on land, never drive through flowing water and avoid washes and low-lying areas. If on the water, put on a life jacket, head toward shore and write down GPS coordinates in case a rescue is needed. | iH


 

 

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