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Contact: Vickie Carson, (270)758-2192
MAMMOTH CAVE, KY -- Mammoth Cave National Park will reopen Sunday, January 24, at 10:00 a.m. for limited visitor services after two days of closure due to snow. Over Friday and Saturday the park received approximately a foot of snow, leaving roads impassible.
Park staff began working Saturday to clear Highway 70 through the park, the major transportation artery for commuters, and announced that it will be open for public traffic as normal by Saturday night. This includes the Brownsville Road and the Mammoth Cave Parkway to the KY70 intersection. The Mammoth Cave Parkway will be clear to the Visitor Center and open to public traffic by 10:00 a.m. Sunday. All other park roads remain closed and will be reopened as soon as park staff can safely clear them of snow and downed trees.
Green River Ferry remains out of service until the roads are cleared and conditions are found safe for ferry operations. Ferry status can be checked by calling (270)758-2166.
The park will open normally on Monday, January 25. The availability of cave tours on Sunday is dependent on available staff and road conditions, and Monday tours will operate on a modified schedule. Visitors are urged to call the Visitor Center at (270)758-2180 to check tour availability before traveling to the park.