Flooding closes Grand Canyon town entrance, residents asked to shelter in place
Three feet of water swamped State Route 64 into Grand Canyon National Park prompting emergency officials to call on residents to shelter in place Tuesday night.
According to Coconino County officials, 2-3 inches of rain surged flood waters east of Tusayan, just south of the entrance into the park.
Residents were advised to shelter in place. Students attending school in Grand Canyon Village were being sheltered and parents were advised not to try to pick children up until waters receded.
ADOT closed State Route 64. County and National Park Service officials are meeting to coordinate fast responses.
The National Park Service has warned travelers to avoid driving to Tusayan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, August 22, 2023— Coconino County (@CoconinoCounty) August 23, 2023
Flooding Impacts Communities of Tusayan
and Grand Canyon Village
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A significant rainfall event has impacted the Coconino Wash east of the Town of #Tusayan, just south of the entrance to Grand Canyon National… pic.twitter.com/kLUqKieXV6