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Landslide Temporarily Closes Yellowstone's North Entrance

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Date: June 27, 2006
Contact: Nash, (307) 344-2010
Contact: Vallie, (307) 344-2012

The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed. 

A thunderstorm producing heavy rains and hail which came through the park about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon caused flooding and landslides to cover portions of the road in the Gardiner River Canyon which links Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs. 

The closed area is located between the entrance station and the Montana/Wyoming state line (45th parallel).  Park staff estimate the road will be closed until at least 7 p.m. 

The Public Affairs Office is actively pursuing further information and digital images which will be distributed as soon as available.

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.