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Park Service warning residents about increased traffic as Rainbow Family leaves Utah

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 13:15:41-04

HEBER CITY, Utah – The Rainbow Family gathering is wrapping up and family members are heading out.

Officials said at the peak of the gathering at least 8,000 people took part.

The forest service is reminding everyone to be aware of a big increase in vehicle and foot traffic in the West Fork of the Duchesne River area as people leave.

There will also be an increase in dust and bumps on road surfaces.

Authorities said a group of Rainbows will stay behind to help clean up the site and assist the forest service with rehabilitation efforts including trash removal, obliteration of user-created trails, filling and covering slit trenches, and latrines and dismantling man-made structures.