With some major roadways closed around Palm Springs California Highway Patrol Officer Anthony Parise took some time to help drivers find their way to the Desert Regional Medical Center and Palm Springs International Airport.
“When Indian Canyon and Gene Autry are closed people can get discombobeled,” says Parise who was giving directions to people who couldn’t cross Indian Canyon in Palm Springs due to mud and sand on the road.
“Now they have no idea where to go and if you’re not from the area, even if you have a GPS it’s going to take you a long time to find your location,” says Parise.
“It’s just the roads are closed from all the flooding from all the rain we’ve been having and I’m glad he was here to direct me the right way,” says Sharon Carere who was visiting Palm Springs from Canada.
Some motorists think the city should build a bridge over Whitewater Wash.
“It is a long drive to get into Palm Springs and sometimes the customer complain because meter is running,” says taxi driver Ali Abdulinabi. “I think they should make a bridge or something or put a pipe or something to pass from here,” says Abdulinabi.
The city of Palm Springs says they can’t begin the cleanup process until the water stops flowing in the wash.