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Indian Canyon, Gene Autry Trail both reopen

Update 5/10/22

Palm Springs Police reopened Gene Autry Trail to traffic just before 9 Tuesday morning.

N Indian Canyon Drive at the Whitewater Wash reopened late Monday. A spokesperson for the city of Palm Springs told News Channel 3 that winds had continued to create hazardous driving conditions on the road, prompting the overnight closure.

Original Report: 5/7/22

Palm Springs Police have closed North Gene Autry Trail between Saliva and East Via Escuela and Indian Canyon Drive "through the wash due to wind and sand buildup." Both remained closed to traffic Monday morning.

In Palm Desert, 38th Avenue closed between Varner Road and Washington Street at 8:40 this morning due to sand in the roadway, according to the Riverside County Department of Transportation.

38th Avenue is closed between Varner Road and Washington Street 

The First Alert Weather Team has been tracking strengthening winds and issued a First Alert Weather Alert for this weekend.

MORE: First Alert Weather Alert continues through Monday

The First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert Weather Alert for Saturday afternoon through Monday evening. The potential impacts related to this weekend's wind include road closures, reduced visibility and air quality, as well as power outages.

Wind Advisory will stay in effect for areas highlighted in tan through Monday evening. This includes Riverside County mountains and the Coachella Valley. Gusts could reach 60 MPH in the more wind-prone locations, such as the mountain slopes and San Gorgonio Pass.

Officials advise commuters to follow traffic signs and avoid going around road closures as it could be dangerous and lead to fines.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

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KESQ News Team


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