- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

SPRINGALE, Utah (AP) - Cars will temporarily be able to drive on part of Zion-Mount Carmel Highway near Zion National Park’s east entrance after a rock fall closed the roadway.

The rest of the highway will remain closed through the weekend. Only people in passenger cars will be able to travel that part of the road between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday.

Motor homes, trailers and buses are not allowed on the portion of reopened road.

The Utah Department of Transportation needs to remove a hazardous rock face in the area before the roadway can completely reopen.

Crews have been working to clear debris from Wednesday’s rock fall, the largest of which weighed in at an estimated 200 tons. Park road workers broke it up and removed the pieces.



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