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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?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.