BY CELIA RANEY
Originally published by KUNM
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Several severe storms have rattled New Mexico this summer, one of which closed Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
The Bureau of Land Management in Albuquerque made a special trip on Monday to clear debris that had floated over the the access road, into the slot canyon trail and across other areas at the monument, which had been closed since Aug 11.
Cathy Garber with the BLM says the park is completely open now, but monsoon season isn't over. “All I can say is that if it does happen again, we’ll be ready, and again our primary goal is to make sure we can get access back to the public as soon as possible.”
The BLM says that because employees were able help remove debris, the cost of clearing the roads and trails was lower than it could have been, but they don’t yet know how much was spent to reopen the park.
Correction: This story has been corrected with the full name of the national monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.