A key route in Death Valley buried in floods will be closed for another week

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Mud Canyon Road is closed due to flash flooding in Death Valley, Calif., on Friday. Authorities say the main roadway into Death Valley National Park will remain closed as crews clean up after record-breaking rains damaged the roadway and choked it with mud, rocks and debris.

Flash flooding in the park trapped hundreds of guests and partially buried cars and trucks in mud. The record-breaking rains dumped 1.46 inches — 75% of what the area typically gets in a year.

(Image credit: National Park Service/Death Valley National Park via AP, File)

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