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Weather-permitting, Yellowstone's East Entrance & select roads open Friday, May 4

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Date: May 2, 2018
Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • East Entrance to Lake (Sylvan Pass) and Lake to Canyon Junction will open Friday, May 4, at 8 a.m. to public motorists.
  • Anticipate possible temporary closures between East Entrance and Sylvan Pass between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • A significant snowpack still exists on Sylvan Pass.
    • Warm and sunny weather will create significant avalanche danger.
    • Park rangers will monitor conditions closely.
  • Find updated road status on the park website, at visitor centers, and by calling (307) 344-2117. To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).

Last updated: May 3, 2018

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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