Several sources are reporting major road closures in the Death Valley area due to a severe winter storm that struck the area on February 7, 2009. Furnace Creek reported an inch of rain with more storms expected through the week. Look for most roads to reopen as they are cleared.
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Today's DVNP Morning Report for February 8, 2009 reports that Highway 190 and Daylight Pass Road are open but cautions motorists to watch for mud and debris. However, just about every other maintained road is closed, including Beatty Cutoff Road, Baterwater Road, Dantes View Road, Scotty's Castle Road, Titus Canyon Road, and Ubehebe Crater Road.
Even some of the most remote destinations are reported closed in today's DVNP Morning Report, including Saline Valley, the Racetrack and Hunter Mountain – all closed due to snow and ice.