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Thousands stuck at Burning Man amid mud, dust and 'really gross' bathrooms

By Herb Scribner and Paulina Villegas

04 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Attendees of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City, Nevada, were stranded due to heavy rain and wind, which created muddy conditions that made the roads impassable. The festival's organizers closed the roads and advised people to stay in place until conditions improved.

Burning Man attendees remained stuck and unable to exit festival grounds Sunday as more rain and wind washed through Black Rock City, Nev., leaving celebrators mired in glue-like muddy conditions and with plenty of questions about what to do next.

As of Sunday morning, the roads were still too wet to open them to leave and climate conditions for the rest of the day remained "uncertain," according to a statement from the festival's organizers.

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