California Super Bloom Wildflower Fields Close After Visitors Trample Poppies

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Overwhelming crowds forced authorities to shut down viewing of a super bloom of poppies on hills around a small Southern California city. The city of Lake Elsinore closed access to Walker Canyon and cancelled shuttle service after a massive traffic jam developed Sunday. The city then shut down access saying the weekend had become unbearable. The super bloom resulting from extremely wet winter was originally met with excitement in the community about a 90 minute drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego. A Southern California town shut access to a popular nature area over the weekend after hoards of visitors descended to view a spectacular wildflower season called a super bloom. No additional shuttles or visitors will be allowed into Walker Canyon. Officials say some visitors at popular viewing areas and picked and trampled on the flowers they had come to behold. This footage shows the super bloom in the Walker Canyon. This weekend has been unbearable Lake Elsinores City Hall said via Facebook. According to more recent updates on the Lake Elsinore Facebook page citing California Highway Patrol for the mandatory closing

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