Yellowstone National Park Closes After Historic Flash Floods Take Out Bridges, Roads

Yellowstone National Park Closes After Historic Flash Floods Take Out Bridges, Roads


Historic flooding forced Yellowstone National Park to evacuate everyone and close on Monday after the rushing water left main roads damaged or submerged and bridges either impassable or washed out.

According to a report from the Jackson Hole News and Guide, storms on Sunday evening brought heavy rains that overwhelmed the rivers and streams that flow through the surrounding area, causing the swollen Yellowstone River to damage roads leading into the park. Carbella Bridge in Red Lodge, Montana, was wiped out — and the river also destroyed a number of buildings in Gardiner, MT, which sits on the northern border of the park.

Current conditions of Yellowstone’s North Entrance Road through the Gardner Canyon between Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs.

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