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Accident Closes Road Between West Thumb and Bridge Bay

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Date: August 20, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2012            12-063    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Accident Closes Road Between West Thumb and Bridge Bay

A vehicle accident involving several medical transports has temporarily closed the road between Bridge Bay and West Thumb in Yellowstone National Park this afternoon.

The accident occurred just before 4:00 p.m. on the road near Pumice Point on the west shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Visitors entering the park from the South Entrance will be routed toward Old Faithful at the West Thumb junction. Those traveling from the north and east will not be allowed to travel past the Bridge Bay Marina and campground.

The road will reopen as soon as possible.

Updated road information can be obtained 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.

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