Several People Get Trapped at McKelligon Canyon from Rainstorms
The rains just won't go away. Don't get me wrong, the break from the 100 degree heat has been nice but the rain is coming in such massive amounts it's causing major problems.
The latest rain related issue comes from McKelligon Canyon. After a year off due to the pandemic, Cool Canyon Nights has returned, except for last night because of the weather. If you want a complete schedule for Cool Canyon Nights, you can CLICK HERE.
We talked about how you can gauge a rain storm in El Paso based on the size of the rocks in the road. Earlier this week we were looking at softball size to mini basketball size rocks. The rocks that ended up in the road up at McKelligon Canyon last night were a bit bigger. They were big enough to block the road and prevent people from being able to get out. About 100 people were stuck and a bulldozer was sent to help clear the area. While the people were stuck, vendors from the amphitheater came down and set up tables to give out free food.
On another note, I've seen a lot of people talking about El Paso's storm drains not working properly. They don't drain! And it's right there in the name! Drain! Well, there's a pretty simple reason for them not performing their function properly. Garbage. Yes. One of the reasons you see water collect so quickly in El Paso is because the storm drains are clogged with litter. It's pretty simple folks. Put your trash away properly... not the ground.