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Flooding closes Death Valley National Park, vehicles stranded in debris

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Inn at Death Valley. Aug. 5, 2022. Photo courtesy National Parks Service.  DEATH VALLEY, Calif. - All roads in and out of Death Valley National Park are closed due to substantial flooding on Friday, National Parks Service says.

Park officials said as many as 500 visitors and staff are currently unable to exit the park. Roads have become impassable. Officials are assessing the extent of the damage from the flash floods.

Video and images taken from the scene show vehicles in mud-filled parking lots, tires covered in debris from the floodwaters that aggressively flowed through the area.

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