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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 12:07
CARLSBAD, NM — Apparent contamination in the air from construction work at Carlsbad Caverns National Park visitor center prompted an emergency closure Monday afternoon.
The visitor center and cave closed at 2:00 pm until further notice. Visitors can call the park's information line at 575-785-2232 to receive a message on the status of the closure.
"The park is doing everything possible find the source of the contamination and remedy the situation," stated Carlsbad Caverns National Park Superintendent John Benjamin. "We need to err on the side of safety and will open the visitor center and cave as soon as we possibly can."
The evening batflight programs will continue to be given by park rangers at the batflight amphitheater nightly.