All entrances to YNP are temporarily closed due to hazardous conditions
Yellowstone National Park announced Monday all entrances are temporarily
closed due to "extremely hazardous conditions" caused by "unprecedented" rainfall and flooding.
"Effective immediately, all entrances to Yellowstone National Park are temporarily CLOSED due to substantial flooding,
rockslides and mudslides on roadways from recent unprecedented amounts of rainfall and flooding," the park said in a Facebook post.
No inbound traffic is allowed "until the conditions stabilize and the park can assess
damage to roads and bridges," the post added. The North, Northeast, West, South and East entrances are all closed.
The park posted a situation update on its website Monday afternoon saying that no
inbound visitor traffic would be allowed on Tuesday or Wednesday "at a minimum."
"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," superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement.