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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Yellowstone "On Track" To Reopen Next Week

Above, a foot bridge near the Upper Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Some portions of Yellowstone National Park are "on track" to reopen next week.

Other areas that were harder hit by the massive floods won't be reopened for months, according to park officials.

According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

Officials are still targeting next week to reopen a portion of Yellowstone National Park after damaging floods destroyed roads and caused the park to shut down on Monday.

Superintendent Cam Sholly said during a call with West Yellowstone residents and business owners Friday that a slide on a road south of Canyon Village on Wednesday was worse than originally thought, but that crews had already started working on repairs.

Sholly said the area being worked on is 120 feet long.

Crews are expected to finish the excavation, repairs and paving by Monday or Tuesday. Sholly said on the call they are targeting Wednesday as a reopening date for the southern portion of the park and the east, west and south gates — though no date has been officially announced yet.

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