Recent storms damage Tuweep area roads at Grand Canyon park

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say recent storms have caused significant damage to roads in the Tuweep area of Grand Canyon National Park.

Tuweep is located in a remote area of the park, accessible only by driving on rough, unpaved roads.

Park officials say Toroweap Overlook Road remains open, but visitors will need high-clearance vehicles to negotiate ruts, debris and deep puddles.

Visitors should not drive on affected roads on the Kanab Plateau or the Vulcan's Throne Road until at least this weekend or until there is drier conditions.

Operating a vehicle during muddy conditions which results in damage to roadways is prohibited.

Repairs are targeted for next week.

Park officials say the area historically receives the highest amount of isolated rainfall during the first 10 days of September.

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