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Storm damage prompts Death Valley road closures

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DEATH VALLEY, CA (FOX5) -

Death Valley National Park is a quick and popular road trip for people from the Las Vegas Valley.

Before you head out there, though, know that a recent storm has severely limited travel in the park.

Park officials said damage from flooding due to a July 28 storm has forced numerous road closures. Some of the damage is significant. Nearly 1,000 feet of Badwater Road was washed away and more than 20 miles of it buried under debris.

It could take up to four weeks for roads to reopen, and possibly longer for backcountry roads such as Harry Wade Road.

The following roads are currently closed.

  • Badwater Road - south of Badwater Basin to the south entrance on Highway 178 near Shoshone, CA is closed.
  • The Badwater Road from Highway 190 at Furnace Creek to Badwater Basin is open, and visitors can access the scenic view points along that 17-mile section of road.
  • Big Pine/Death Valley Road
  • Emigrant Canyon Road
  • Panamint Valley Road
  • Harry Wade Road
  • Mustard Canyon Road
  • Wildrose Road
  • West Side Road

For current information on road conditions, visit www.nps.gov/deva or call the park at 760-786-3200.

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