Zion National Park closes slot canyons in anticipation of flash floods
SPRINGDALE, Utah (ABC4) – Washington County sees rain and Zion National Park closes slot canyons due to a flash flood warning.
If you are driving through Washington County to Springdale, you may have received a notification from the National Weather Service that the conditions are unsafe and traveling could be life threatening. Visitors to Springdale say they are disappointed with the rain and should find other activities 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 say they are upset because they have booked their trip months in advance, coming to Zion National Park to visit the Narrows which are closed due to the potential for flash flooding in the slot canyons.
“We don’t know when the canyons will be open, if they will be open in the next few days, so we kind of have to rethink what we’re going to do, what our priorities are,” says Linda DiMarco. from Ohio.
While visitors may be upset, locals tell ABC4 they’re happy to see regular rainfall in dry southern Utah.