Carlsbad Caverns to Stay Closed Due to Flooding

Carlsbad Caverns to Stay Closed Due to Flooding

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Carlsbad Caverns will remain closed because of hazardous road conditions caused by recent flooding.

National Park Service officials say crews are working Sunday to clear debris on a road brought in by high water.

The park has been closed since Thursday.

Southeastern New Mexico has been experiencing flooding the last few days as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Odile.

The New Mexico National Guard on Saturday rescued 40 oilfield workers stranded by floodwater on a county road near Artesia.

Authorities say a man was found dead near Loving after his vehicle got stuck in water.