UPDATE: 3:00 p.m.

Yellowstone National Park officials announced this afternoon that the park will be closed until Wednesday June 15 at a minimum, due to heavy flooding, rockslides and extremely hazardous conditions.

There will be no inbound visitor traffic at any of the five entrances into Yellowstone National Park.

“Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” said superintendent Cam Sholly.

“We will not know timing of the park’s reopening until flood waters subside and we’re able to assess the damage throughout the park. It is likely that the northern loop will be closed for a substantial amount of time.”

Support has been offered by the Department of Interior, National Park Service and the Montana and Wyoming governors

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Heavy flooding, rock slides and mudslides on roadways have created hazardous conditions in Yellowstone National Park. The recent surge in rainfall has caused roads in the northern portion of Yellowstone to temporarily close.

As of 10:43 a.m., all inbound traffic through all entrances in Yellowstone National Park is closed.

The following roads are temporarily closed:

  • North Entrance (Gardiner, Montana) to Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt
  • Tower-Roosevelt to Northeast Entrance
  • Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris Junction
  • Canyon Junction to Tower Roosevelt

Multiple sections of road in the park have been washed out between Gardiner and Cooke City, Montana and multiple bridges may be affected.  

Washed out bridge at Rescue Creek. Photo: NPS
Large rockslide on North Entrance Road in the Gardner Canyon. Photo: NPS

Buckrail will update this story as changes occur.

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