Heavy Rains Harm A Path And Highway In Massive Bend Nationwide Park

Heavy rains have broken the Misplaced Mine Path (above) and Ross Maxwell Highway at Massive Bend Nationwide Park/NPS

Monsoon season has inflicted harm to a preferred path and main street in Massive Bend Nationwide Park in Texas, necessitating their closure till repairs could be made.

The rains Saturday led to break down of a piece of switchbacks alongside the Misplaced Mine Path, leading to heavy harm to that part of path. The underside of the swap again was lined in rocks and the highest of the switchback was too slender to securely traverse, a park launch mentioned. The path was closed to journey and can reopen as soon as path crews can assess, stabilize, restore, and make it protected for hikers

The identical day, excessive water and particles crossed the pavement alongside the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive south of the Mule Ears Overlook. The pavement was damaged off and washed away and logs and rocks washed onto the street, making it unsafe to journey. The ensuing harm and particles closed the street at that time. The street will stay closed previous Mule Ears Overlook till crews can restore the part and guarantee it’s protected for automobile journey. 

As a result of street closures making the Cottonwood Campground inaccessible, the campground is now briefly closed and campers had been moved.

Since September 1, the park has acquired 1.5-2.5 inches of rain.


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