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TRAFFIC ALERT: Gene Autry Trail & N Indian Canyon back open

UPDATE Tuesday 12:55 p.m. Tuesday

North Indian Canyon Drive is now open.

UPDATE 12:01 p.m. Tuesday

North Gene Autry Trail is open again for traffic between Palm Springs and Interstate 10, according to the Palm Springs Police Department. North Indian Canyon Drive remains closed through the Whitewater wash toward Interstate 10 due to sand on the road.

UPDATE 4:45 a.m. Tuesday

North Indian Canyon Drive and North Gene Autry Trail remain closed to all traffic through the Whitewater wash, south of Interstate 10 in Palm Springs Tuesday morning. The closures are due to blowing sand and dust which has reduced visibility, also due to sand build-up on the roadways.


N Indian Canyon Drive has been closed for the second time in just a few hours, the city of Palm Springs announced on social media.

The roadway is shut down from Sunrise Parkway to Garnet Avenue due to sand buildup and high wind.

No word on when the road could be reopened.

N Gene Autry Trail is also shut down between E Via Escuela and Salvia.

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North Indian Canyon Drive has been reopened to traffic after being closed down overnight because of high winds and blowing sand.



North Indian Canyon Drive was closed to traffic through the Whitewater wash Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Strong winds and low visibility shut down the major traffic artery between the city and Interstate 10 as colder air moved into the Coachella Valley with heavy winds forecast.

Blowing sand, reduced visibility, and sand build-up can be expected by drivers in and around the closure area. Gene Autry Trail remained open to traffic along with Vista Chino Road. 

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