Construction Work To Result In Yellowstone Road Closures After Labor Day
Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. More »
Temporary Closure of Road Between Canyon and Lake
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Broken Water Main Prompts Temporary Closure Of Road South Of Canyon Junction
A section of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road from Canyon Junction to Fishing Bridge will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, to allow National Park Service staff to repair a broken water main that underlies the road about of mile south of Canyon between the Canyon Corrals and the south end of the North Rim Drive. The break occurred yesterday at around noon.
Maintenance crews secured the road to allow temporary travel through the area until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow. After the road closes, visitors can still travel to Canyon by way of Norris Junction.
NPS maintenance crews will work to reopen the road to travel late Thursday afternoon.
The water main broke from the weight of accumulations of mud from continuous slides coming off an adjacent hill. This is the same water main that broke last May when the roadbed collapsed.
Despite the water line break, there is adequate water stored at Canyon to avoid any disruption in service.
Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling (307) 344-2117.
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Did You Know?
Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.