Southern Utah Hit by Flash Floods

Southern Utah Hit by Flash Floods

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Flash floods are pounding Zion National Park but rangers say nobody's in trouble.

The National Weather Service says the town of Ivins and city of St. George also are dealing with some flooding.

The weather service has extended the flash flood warning for more areas of southern Utah through 9 tonight.

Zion Park ranger Ray O'Neill says the park's had about six hours of hard rain.

The Virgin River through the Narrows is running about six times higher than normal at 200 cubic feet of water per second.

But O'Neill says the flooding's not dangerous.

The park is withholding backcountry permits today.

A few people were scheduled to be out in the backcountry --- but they canceled out because of the weather.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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