Unprecedented flooding conditions force Yellowstone National Park to close all entrances and leave locals trapped – CNN
Yellowstone National Park is closed to visitors due to dangerous flooding conditions, and the park’s superintendent is evacuating the northern section of the park.
Several cities in Montana’s Park County are experiencing extensive flooding, and officials have issued warnings for residents to avoid drinking local water.
Aluck said the river has never been this high by her house, and a family staying at a short-term rental cabin in Gardiner said the roads are underwater.
The Yellowstone River reached a record high of 13.88 feet ohttps://youtu.be/GrtV0asee2In Monday due to heavy rains and melting snow in higher elevations, according to CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
Floodwaters have rendered several roads and bridges impassable in Park County, Montana, and have damaged homes. Several communities are isolated and surrounded by water, and several roads and bridges in Yellowstone National Park have also been compromised by flooding.
The park is moving visitors out of the southern loop due to flood concerns and will be closed for a substantial amount of time.
In June, precipitation across northwestern Wyoming and southern Montana has been more than 400% of the region’s average, and the warm temperatures have caused snowmelt in areas of high elevation, contributing to the floodwaters.
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