HEAVY RAINS CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ST. THOMAS ROAD

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Sep 8, 2014, 7:57:30 PM9/8/14
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National Park Service

U.S. Department of the Interior

 

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

 

News Release For Immediate Release: September 8, 2014

Release No.: 2014-69

Contact: 702-293-8712

HEAVY RAINS CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ST. THOMAS ROAD

 

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The access road for the historic town of St. Thomas within Lake Mead National Recreation Area is closed due to recent flash floods. More storms are possible this week.  There is no estimate for when St. Thomas Road will reopen.

 

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 should use caution when traveling on these roads. Vehicles should also maintain a greater distance to avoid debris that may fly up and cause rock chips.

 

All backcountry roads may have also suffered flash-flood damage, so users of those roads are urged to proceed with caution.

 

Crews are working to maintain vehicle access on roads throughout the park.

 

Park visitors are advised to keep an eye on the weather. 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.

 

-NPS-

 

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