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Road Reopened 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
August 20, 2012            12-064    

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015


Road Reopened Between West Thumb and Bridge Bay

The road between Bridge Bay and West Thumb in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after closing temporarily due to a motor vehicle accident this afternoon.

The accident occurred just before 4:00 p.m. on the road near Pumice Point on the west shore of Yellowstone Lake. Multiple people were transported by ambulance and helicopter to nearby hospitals after the accident.

Details of the accident will not be available until tomorrow.

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

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