Death Valley Park Still Shut

From a Times Staff Writer

Death Valley National Park remained closed Wednesday as workers repaired roads and water mains damaged by extensive flash flooding over the weekend.

Officials said it was unclear when visitors would be allowed back in the 3.3-million-acre park, which was hit by a thunderstorm Sunday night.

Two people died when flash floods engulfed their car near Zabriskie Point. They were identified as Tabea Reith, 71, and her son, Bernherd, 48, of Downey.