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Road to the Great Sand Dunes back open after mudslide Sunday

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:06:57-04

ALAMOSA — The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is open and operating normally after a mudslide covered the road to the entrance of the park Sunday night.

Park officials said in a Facebook post that there might be minor traffic delays while heavy equipment continues to move rocks and mud from the road. However, a park ranger told News5 that the road to the park is passable right now.

The National Park Service said debris normally washes across Highway 150 at least once every summer, and sometimes there are larger flash floods that can happen when slow-moving storms move over the area.

The park is only accessible by vehicle via Highway 150. There are no other alternate roads in or out of the park for low-clearance vehicles.