Wait occasions to exit Burning Man drop after flooding left tens of hundreds stranded in Nevada desert

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The visitors jam leaving the Burning Man competition eased up significantly Tuesday because the exodus from the mud-caked Nevada desert entered a second day following huge rain that left tens of hundreds of partygoers stranded there for days.

A pair of brothers from Arizona who took their 67-year-old mom with them to Burning Man for the primary time spent 11 hours into early Tuesday morning simply getting out of the competition website, which is 15 miles (1.6 kilometers) from the closest metropolis of Gerlach, Nevada.

“It was an ideal, typical Burning Man climate till Friday — then the rain began coming down exhausting,” stated Phillip Martin, 47. “Then it become Mud Fest.”