Flash Flood Closes Access to Rainbow Bridge

Flash Flood Closes Access to Rainbow Bridge

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Access from Lake Powell to Rainbow Bridge National Monument has been closed by flooding.

Flash floods washed out a large portion of the trail, said Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials on Thursday.

Page, which is 50 miles south of the monument, received 0.62 inches of rain in a two-day period this week, about 15 percent of the community's precipitation for all of 2003 so far.

Park service crews hope to have the Rainbow Bridge area reopened next week.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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