News Release

Temporary road closure for Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park

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Tower Junction road sign

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

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News Release Date: September 8, 2023

Contact: Linda Veress, (307) 344-2015

Tower to Mammoth Hot Springs (overnight closure)

  • From 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, the road between Tower Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs will close temporarily while crews extricate the final part of a cement truck.
  • All lanes of travel will be closed during the operations to ensure visitor safety (see closure map below).

Stay informed on park road status in Yellowstone:

  • Visit Park Roads.
  • Call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information.
  • Receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).  


  • On the evening of Monday, Aug. 28, a cement truck rolled off the road and onto a minivan near Tower Junction. The five occupants of the minivan were extricated and moved to safety. Crews removed parts of the cement truck; however, due to the hardened cement inside, the drum of the truck had to remain on scene until special equipment could arrive to assist with removal.

Last updated: September 8, 2023

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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