Burning Man Was Supposed To Start Today, But It's Now Closed Until Tomorrow Due To Rainstorms

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Business Insider/Aly Weisman

The annual Burning Man celebration was officially slated to begin today, but reports from the festival's Twitter and Facebook accounts indicate that will not be the case.

Due to inclement weather, fans are being turned away at the festival gates. The "fully functioning metropolis" known as Black Rock City will be closed until further notice, with festival organizers confirming that it will not officially open until at least midday Tuesday.

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The Burning Man traffic Twitter account was the first to report the rain, with the official festival account soon following suit, eventually confirming that the festival won't begin until tomorrow morning.

According to attendees' social media posts as of a few hours ago, the line of cars waiting to get into the festival was looking at at least twelve hours of standing by.
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