News Release

Fuel truck rolls over on Hwy 191 in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Entrance on Highway 191
Yellowstone Entrance on Highway 191

NPS / Neal Herbert

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News Release Date: August 19, 2022

Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

  • In the early morning hours of Aug.19, a fuel tanker truck lost control and rolled over near mile marker 16 on U.S. Hwy 191, a section of highway that runs through the western portion of Yellowstone National Park.
  • An estimated 4,800 gallons of unleaded fuel spilled as a result, and it is unknown if any entered nearby Grayling Creek.
  • Currently, the southbound lane of the highway is blocked but is passable in both directions with traffic control in place. Motorists should anticipate delays.
  • National Park Service crews responded immediately. Mitigation cleanup efforts are ongoing.
  • There were no injuries.
  • This incident remains under investigation and the park has no additional information to release.
  • Yellowstone thanks those who responded to the scene, including Hebgen Basin Fire and EMS units, cleanup and mitigation contractors and NPS staff.
  • 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 19, 2022

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