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Flash Flood Aftermath 8-1-22

The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office has been updating everyone all night on the status of our county after the flash floods yesterday ( 7-31-22)
“Stay out of the areas of Horseshoe Meadows Road, Onion Valley Road, Whitney Portal, and Oak Creek due to heavy debris flow and flooding.
Lone Pine Campground is currently flooding and other campgrounds may also be susceptible to flooding.
Remember, if you see flooding on roadways, turn around don’t drown!”
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UPDATE 8/1 Due to severe weather, most roads in the park are impacted by flash floods. Road conditions and closures can change quickly. Visit https://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for current road and weather information prior to travel.
This vehicle was swept off Highway 190 a few miles west of Stovepipe Wells. We urge people traveling in this area to use extreme caution, as storms are forecast to continue through Thursday. If you see flowing water or debris, remember: turn around, don’t drown!
?: Highway 190, near Stovepipe Wells
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Car off road half covered in debris. The road behind the vehicle also is obstructed by debris.
Cred: M. Gallegos

 

REMINDER- the roads listed in the post from this morning (below) are all still CLOSED due to heavy debris. Stay out of these areas due to potentially dangerous flooding conditions. Crews are working hard to clear roadways. Updates will be posted.
UPDATE, 11:40am – All displaced people from Lone Pine Campground meet at Statham Hall at 12:30 this afternoon for a shuttle to Lone Pine Campground to retrieve vehicles
MORNING FLOOD UPDATE-
Inyo County Roads: Horseshoe Meadows Road, Whitney Portal, Onion Valley Road, and Cerro Gordo are all CLOSED due to large amounts of debris and flooding.
No estimated opening times or dates currently. With more rain in the forecast, it is anticipated these roads will stay closed until the next storm moves through at the very least. Road crews can’t begin to clear debris if it is unsafe.
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