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Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel

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Date: July 14, 2014

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 14, 2014                14-047    

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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Firehole Lake Drive Open To Travel

 
Temporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel.

The 3.3 mile scenic loop drive is located off the park’s Grand Loop Road, halfway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction.

This side road travels through an active thermal area with normally high ground temperatures. The addition of high air temperatures last week resulted in damage to the blacktop surface.

Park road crews removed some damaged sections of pavement and used a mixture of sand and lime to soak up some of the thick oil which had bubbled to the surface of the roadway. These actions have successfully mitigated most of the impacts, allowing the road to reopen to traffic.

There is no indication of increased hydrothermal activity in the area.

Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117.

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mporary repairs have been completed, allowing Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park to open to travel.

 

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.