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?
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.