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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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.