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Heavy October rain impacts corn mazes across the Borderland


EL PASO, Texas -- A weekend of intense rainy days affected businesses, homes and even the corn mazes. October has had ten days of rain so far, the most consecutive days for October, according to ABC-7 Meteorologist Katie Frazier.

It is also the record for the El Paso area. The last time this happened takes us back to July in the 70s.

Corn maze businesses and crops are affected.

The La Union maze and Mesilla Valley maze are commonly known this season for Halloween celebrations, and school tours.

According to the Mesilla Valley Maze's social media, due to the heavy rains, they had to close from Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9. They are usually closed during the week for regular visits, but they do open for school tours.

In La Union, the last time they announced they would close due to the weather conditions was Friday.

So far, El Paso has seen 1.61 inches of rain in the past seven days. The monthly average is 0.59 inches.

According to our ABC-7 StormTrack Weather team, we still have a chance of rain for the Lower Valley and a chance to dry up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On the weekend, we will have more chances of rain that might affect these businesses again during their regular hours of operation.

La Union Maze's regular hours of operation are Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday's from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Mesilla Valley Maze's hours of operation are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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