After receiving three inches of rain in a short amount of time Wednesday night, Zion National Park has been experiencing several rock and debris slides on the switchbacks below the tunnel. The road has been closed indefinitely between Canyon Junction and the East Entrance.

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway connects Route 9 between Springdale and Kanab. Visitors will need to detour using either Route 59/389 to the south or Route 14 to the north.

Park staff and road crews are assessing the damage before removing the debris, making repairs, and reopening roadways.

The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive has reopened to shuttles and lodge guests. However, shuttles are only able to go as far as the Grotto Shuttle Stop before turning around. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed above the Grotto. Visitors are not allowed to walk the road. More rain is expected later today.