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Sorry, Techies. Burning Man Is Closed Due to Rain

The Silicon Valley summer camp known as Burning Man was supposed to kick off today, but the entrance to the event is closed.

Unseasonal rain in the Nevada desert has resulted in road closures, and the organizers are turning away eager "burners" at the gate, according to the official Burning Man Twitter account. Roads are expected to be closed until midday tomorrow, according to a posting.

Burning Man, which takes place in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, has become an annual mecca for Silicon Valley techies. The week-long event has drawn billionaires including Mark Zuckerberg and the Google triumvirate. Google CEO Larry Page said last year that he'd like to create a lawless society where inventors could test new products without consequence. He said the commune would be modeled after Burning Man, where monetary transactions are practically forbidden and drugs are free-flowing.

"I like going to Burning Man," Page said at the company's 2013 developers conference. "That's an environment where people can try out different things, but not everybody has to go. And I think that's a great thing."

The Burning Man organization didn't respond to a phone message seeking comment. On Twitter, the group recommended that attendees stay put until it reopens the entrance.

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