Have you heard about the Super Bloom in Southern California? Of course you have! The local news can’t stop posting about it and your feed has been bombarded with selfies of your friends taking the same damn photo. Over the weekend, things got so crazy in Lake Elsinore that the city called the situation “unbearable” and closed things off until further notice.
“The situation has escalated beyond our available resources,” Lake Elsinore said on its Facebook page on Sunday. “No additional shuttles or visitors will be allowed into Walker Canyon. […] We know it has been miserable and has caused unnecessary hardships for our entire community.”
It is unclear when or if officials from the city will reopen the area, but based on traffic this weekend, probably never.
#PoppyShutdown Traffic and an influx of visitors to see the #SuperBloom in Lake Elsinore has forced the city to take action. @gil_leyvas reports from Newschopper4 Bravo. https://t.co/KM5orCIz57 pic.twitter.com/25SnQ0qA7j
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) March 18, 2019
Which is probably for the best as, well…
When I went, people were rolling around in the poppies to take their photos — and left crushed flower outlines like this ☹️ pic.twitter.com/2zMuc6DyEo
— Maggie Downs (@downsanddirty) March 18, 2019