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Caltrans Continues to Assess Damage from Tuesday’s Storm State Route 190 Remains Closed from Olancha to Stovepipe Wells

  INYO COUNTY ― State Route (SR) 190 in Inyo County sustained significant road damage from the storm that took place Tuesday, September 13, which was the latest in a string of high-intensity weather events that have impacted the county since late July. The most recent damage occurred on SR 190 between Olancha and Panamint Valley […]

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Inyo/Mono Highways Experiencing Heavy Rains – State Route 167 Closed for Flooding

Nevada Department of Transportation and NHP reported to CHP and Caltrans around 4:30 this afternoon that Nevada State Route 359, which becomes California State Route 167 at the California/Nevada border, is flooding. Caltrans and CHP closed SR 167 at the junction with US 395 for emergency work. It is too early in this event to […]

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Death Valley 9-10-22

Caltrans Working In Death Valley to Reopen Portion of State Route 190

Caltrans crews are in Death Valley working to reopen a portion of State Route 190. The highway shut down early Sunday morning due to flooding and debris flows caused by rains generated by Tropical Storm Kay. Currently, State Route 190 is closed from the junction of State Route 136 to Stovepipe Wells. That closure will […]

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Hurricane Kay Causes Heavy Damage in Death Valley National Park

Storms fueled by the remnants of Hurricane Kay caused localized, heavy damage in Death Valley National Park on Saturday afternoon, September 10. California highway 190 (CA-190) is closed from CA-136 junction to Stovepipe Wells Village. Badwater Road is fully closed. Many other park roads are still closed from floods five weeks ago. The flooding across […]

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2022-08-31 Mud Canyon

August 5, 2022 Recognized as Rainiest Day in Death Valley’s History 

DEATH VALLEY, Calif. –  The National Weather Service now recognizes August 5, 2022, as Death Valley National Park’s rainiest day. The Park received three-quarters of its annual average rainfall in a few hours, causing flash flooding. Two rain gauges at the Furnace Creek weather station provided different rainfall measurements. The National Weather Service initially reported 1.46 […]

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