Weather Closes Roads in Yellowstone
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 18, 2017
The weather is wreaking havoc on roads in Park County and Yellowstone.
With the exception of two roads in Yellowstone National Park, all roads within the park are closed due to weather. The West Entrance to Old Faithful is open, as is the Northeast Entrance from Cooke City, through Mammoth Hot Springs and to the North Entrance.
And when the weather clears, there is still a portion of the road between Canyon Village & Lake Village that is closed until further notice due to road damage. No through travel is possible between Canyon Village and Lake Village.
Outside of the Park, Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation says that the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway is open to two-way traffic, although there is a landslide in the area of Dead Indian Creek that is damaging the highway. He says that a geologist team is in the area working to try to figure out what’s causing the ground to move.
Beers says that there is a reduced speed limit in the area of the landslide, but WYDOT crews have worked to widen the road on the upslope side of the slide so there is no concern for traffic safety.
The National Weather Service is calling for rain and snow continue to fall today, clearing tomorrow.