News Release

Temporary road closure between Mud Volcano and Fishing Bridge Junction; Old Faithful to West Thumb Junction reopens

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West Thumb Junction southbound sign

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: August 27, 2020

Contact: Morgan Warthin, 307-344-2015

Mud Volcano to Fishing Bridge Junction

  • The road between Mud Volcano and Fishing Bridge Junction is closed to due to an overturned semi-tractor trailer.
  • The semi-tractor trailer is carrying hazardous materials (gasoline).
  • Currently, park crews are in the area to assist with the hazmat cleanup.
  • It is unknown how long the road closure will last.
  • This is an emerging incident, and the park will continue to provide current information when it is available.
  • No photos of this incident are available at this time.

Old Faithful to West Thumb Junction

  • The road between Old Faithful and West Thumb Junction opened Thursday morning, August 27.
  • This section of road could close if and/or when wildfire activity increases.
  • Visit Lone Star Fire for more information.

Stay informed! For up-to-date road information, visit, call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting (82190) to 888-777.

Last updated: August 27, 2020

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