- Associated Press - Monday, October 5, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an intense wet rainstorm created flash flooding that closed roads in Death Valley National Park in California.

Death Valley National Park spokeswoman Linda Slater said Monday that rangers toured remote roads and campsites and no injuries were reported after cloudbursts Sunday in the vast park near the Nevada-California state line.

Slater says as many as 150 people waited for several hours Sunday at Furnace Creek after flash flooding closed California Highway 190 at both ends of the valley.

She says about 1.7 inches of rain fell in a short time.

All dirt roads in the park remained closed Monday, along with paved roads including Highway 178, or Badwater Road, between Furnace Creek and Shoshone, Dantes View Road, Greenwater Road and Scotty’s Castle Road.



Scotty’s Castle also was closed.

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