Yellowstone Closes Several Roads Due To Spring Avalanche Risk

Yellowstone Closes Several Roads Due To Spring Avalanche Risk

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Yellowstone Closes Several Roads Due To Spring Avalanche Risk

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Spring avalanche danger has forced Yellowstone National Park to close several of its roads after recent snowfall and warming temperatures. East Idaho News reports the east Entrance Road between the east Entrance and Fishing Bridge be closed intermittently through Wednesday May 18th. If you’re planning to head to the park stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone by visiting Park Roads. You can get alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777. You can also call (307) 344-2117. Remember, spring conditions in Yellowstone can quickly change and roads can temporarily close due to poor driving conditions. Drive slowly and with caution.

Yellowstone National Park released the following:

(Heads Up!) Anticipate temporary road closures on East Entrance Road in Yellowstone due to increased avalanche danger; Stay informed about road status.

The East Entrance Road between the East Entrance and Fishing Bridge will close for periods of time Monday, May 16 through Wednesday, May 18 because of increased avalanche danger from recent snowfall and warm temperatures.

The road closed today, May 16, at 11 a.m. and will be closed until 7 p.m.

Anticipate mid-day road closures on May 17 and May 18.

Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:
– Visit Park Roads.
– To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
– Call (307) 344-2117.

Conditions in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during spring, and roads can temporarily close due to poor driving conditions. Drive slowly and with caution!

Learn more: go.nps.gov/220516

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