LAS VEGAS – The Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon welcomed visitors once again on Tuesday morning, marking the end of a three-day precautionary closure prompted by the anticipated heavy rainfall from the storm system Hilary.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which closed on Saturday due to the storm’s impending impact, also announced that it will reopen on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Mount Charleston is facing challenges as Kyle Canyon Road remains inaccessible at Deer Creek Road due to flood-related damage.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has outlined plans to establish a temporary lane on the road to Mount Charleston, aiming to provide limited access. However, there is no specific timeline provided for the completion of this lane.
For those planning to visit the 13-mile Scenic Drive at Red Rock Canyon, officials advise remaining cautious. Debris might still be present on the road, particularly concerning for bicyclists and motorcyclists.
Both the visitor centers at Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead have resumed operations as of 8 a.m.
However, Mount Charleston’s recreation areas are expected to remain closed until at least Friday. U.S. Forest Service spokesperson Taylor Tims revealed that all recreation areas were closed on August 18 in anticipation of the storm. The closure of picnic grounds, trails, and campsites will extend until Friday, allowing officials to assess the damage at higher elevations.
Death Valley National Park, including state Route 190, remains shuttered due to the aftermath of Hilary’s impacts, as confirmed on its official website. No specific timeline for reopening has been announced.
Credits: Review Journal
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