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Upper Rock Nature Reserve closed due to inclement weather - 317/2023

May 18, 2023

The Upper Rock Nature Reserve has been closed to all visitors due to unsafe conditions arising from today’s inclement weather.


The Gibraltar Electricity Authority are currently assessing damage caused by lightning strikes that triggered power outages at tourist sites including St Michael’s Cave and the Great Siege Tunnels.


Technical Services are investigating and assessing a number of rock falls across the Reserve.


The Department of Environment are also dealing with water ingress to Tovey Cottage.


Residents are advised to exercise caution when travelling home through the Upper Rock. The Department of the Environment are liaising with local tour operators advising them of the unsafe conditions across the Nature Reserve. The area will be re-opened to the public and visitors as soon as it is safe to do so.