Overcrowding forced roads into Salt River to temporary close during holiday weekend

It was an especially busy Saturday at this East Valley
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 2:08 PM MST
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SALT RIVER (3TV/CBS 5) - Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies temporarily closed the lower Salt River Recreational Area due to the number of visitors in the area.

According to an afternoon tweet on Saturday, all forest service recreation sites and all Salt River tubing activities were full to capacity but have since re-opened. The road at Power and Thomas Road was closed temporarily to northbound traffic but has since re-opened as well.

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