All entrances to Yellowstone National Park
All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are temporarily closed due to “extremely hazardous conditions”, severe flooding, rockslides and extremely hazardous conditions.
The park said in a Facebook post:
Effective immediately, all entrances to Yellowstone National Park are temporarily closed due to significant flooding, rockslides and road mudslides due to unprecedented amounts of rain and recent flooding.
The post added that no internal traffic was allowed “until conditions stabilize and the park can assess the damage to roads and bridges.”
The northern, northeastern, western, southern and eastern entrances are all closed.
Multiple parts of the park are also experiencing power outages, according to a Facebook post on Facebook.
“With additional rain expected, the park does not want the large numbers of day-use visitors stranded in the park,” the post said.
The National Park Service said flood levels on the Yellowstone River were “exceeding record levels”.
Travelers planning to visit Yellowstone in the coming weeks should monitor the condition of the road.
Earlier on Monday, the park said in a press release that roads in the northern part of the park will be temporarily closed for an “extended period of time” before the closure is rolled out more broadly.
“Initial assessments show that multiple sections of the road in the park have been swept between Gardiner and Cookie City, Montana, and several bridges may be affected,” the statement said, adding that visitors are being evacuated in that northern section.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the park Monday and advised campers and hikers to avoid streams and streams.
Floods “caused by rain and snowmelt are expected along the Gardiner River,” the agency said.