All roads leading to Burning Man reopened at 6am on Tuesday and the official live stream video from Black Rock City shows free-spirited Burners moving and biking around the Playa.
Organizers of the week-long arts and counterculture event closed the gates on Monday following about a quater-inch of rain on the Playa that made the desert site inaccessible to drivers. Located 90 miles north of Reno, the already desolate area transformed into a muddy swamp on opening day, forcing police to temporarily prevent entry for any inbound ticket holders. The forecast is expected to be clear of rain for the rest of the festival.
Prospective burners who were temporarily barred on Monday were forced to seek refuge in other areas. Some headed to camp at nearby Pyramid Lake while others retreated to east of downtown Reno to hunker down at the Wal-Mart parking lot or across the street at the Grand Sierra Resort.
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