Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 14, 2022

Death Valley Road Updates 9/14/22

Another round of storms hit the Death Valley region on Tuesday, September 13. The weather has been a force to behold but has impacted roads yet again.
Multiple storms have pummeled the Park since late July. Road crews are exhausted from clearing, and then re-clearing, the same sections of roads. Below are some updates.
⛔️ The west entrance to Death Valley National Park is closed due to extensive damage to California Highway 190 (CA-190) west of the Park’s boundary. Caltrans has not yet released an estimated timeline for reopening.
⛔️ Most paved roads into the Park are closed. The only route into the Park is from the east, via Death Valley Junction and CA-190.
Visitors can drive only to Dantes View, Zabriskie Point, The Oasis at Death Valley, Furnace Creek Visitor Center and Campground, Harmony Borax Works, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and Stovepipe Wells.
The NPS road crew is concentrating on Badwater Road currently. Sections of the road have debris up to three feet thick. Shoulders have eroded away leaving unsafe drop-offs. The Park anticipates opening the road from CA-190 to Badwater Basin by September 24.
For the most up to date information, visit: https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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