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Yellowstone: ‘major water main break’ forces road closure; prevents north-south access


CASPER, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park said on Friday, Aug. 14 that “the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction is temporarily CLOSED due to a major water main break in Mammoth Hot Springs.”

“The water main break is located under the road between the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces and the YCC Camp,” the park said. “This water main provides all potable water to the Mammoth Hot Springs area.”

Yellowstone said that crews are working to remove asphalt from the road in order to locate the break.  

“It is unknown how long the temporary road closure will be in place,” the park added. “Visitors must be aware that at this time there is no access between the north and south parts of the park. See the map for details. “Visitors must detour outside of the park for access between the North/Northeast and South/West/East entrances.”

“Visitors to Mammoth Hot Springs can still access the Terraces via the North and Northeast entrances only.  For up-to-date information visit go.nps.gov/YellRoads, call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting ‘82190’ to 888-777.”

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.