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Parts of Zion, Capitol Reef national parks closed due to flooding

Zion National Park
Posted at 7:38 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 11:11:28-04

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — All slot canyons, as well as Kolob Canyons Road, in Zion National Park were closed Thursday morning because of flooding after two days of rain.
A scenic road in Capitol Reef National Park was also closed.

The park tweeted at that Kolob Canyons road was closed due to mud and rockslides as the Virgin river swelled to over 150 cubic feet per second.

Video sent to FOX 13 Wednesday morning showed the Virgin River rushing.

Capitol Reef tweeted that the Scenic Drive was closed at Grand Wash due to impassable mud across the road.

No word as to when things would open back up as rain was expected to continue Thursday.