Washout Causes Temporary Road Closure in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley

Washout Causes Temporary Road Closure in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley

High waters at the confluence of the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek undercut a 30-foot section of the eastbound lane of the Northeast Entrance road to Yellowstone National Park, forcing officials to close the road while it is repaired.

The road was closed late Friday night, and it is unknown how long it will take to be repaired and reopened. The Northeast Entrance of the park can still be accessed from Red Lodge or Cody, by using the Beartooth Highway, or the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.

The road is open as far as the Lamar River Stock Trailhead, west of the Pebble Creek Campground 13 miles from the Northeast Entrance, and is open east of Towerhead Junction as far as Fisherman's Pullout about eight miles from the junction, according to a release from Yellowstone National Park officials.

All other park entrances are open, and information can be found 24 hours a day by calling the park's hotline at 307-314-2117.

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