Rock Creek Canyon Four-Hour Delays Over

Staff Writer

There will still be delays for people trying to reach the end of Rock Creek Road and the assorted recreation offerings along the road, but the four-hour delays are now done, according to officials, after lighting and rain necessitated that the crews leave their crane in the work area (consider the crane a large lightning rod in this scenario) and leave the area until lighting left the area.

OSHA also requires that the crew wait 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before they approach the equipment and the road has recently re-opened.