Flooding, rockslides and mudslides, both in Yellowstone National Park and the communities near it, have led the National Park Service to shut down all visitor access to the park, and at least some parts of it may not reopen this season.
The flooding and other damage was caused by heavy rains and melting of snow over the past weekend. The Service said over 10,000 visitors were evacuated from the park ahead of the floods.
Park Superintendent Cam Sholly said that while the southern loop of the park might be able to re-open within a fairly short time, the northern portion and its entrances will likely not re-open this season. A Park Service team will spend the next week evaluating the damage and preparing plans.