Road Washes Out at Springbrook Prompting Closing of State Park
PANORA – Damage to the entrance road at Springbrook State Park north of Panora in Guthrie County has led to closing of the facility.
A hole in the asphalt near the entrance to the park was discovered Friday evening and, upon further inspection, it was discovered that a large cavity had developed under the road, likely due to the recent heavy rainfall. After consulting with the Iowa Department of Transportation, it was determined that the road was unsafe. All of the campers were safely evacuated from the campground and the park entrance was closed.
A full assessment of the damage will be done on Monday along with determining a plan for making the necessary repairs. The park will be closed until the repairs can be completed and travel on the road is safe.