All entrances to Wyoming's Yellowstone National park have been closed after "recent unprecedented amounts of rainfall" have resulted in flooding, rockslides and mudslides on the historical area's roads, according to the National Park Service.
- The closures will remain in place until Wednesday at the earliest, according to park service officials, although the inbound roads at the park could stay closed longer.
"We will not know timing of the park’s reopening until flood waters subside and we're able to assess the damage throughout the park," says Superintendent Cam Sholly. "It is likely that the northern loop will be closed for a substantial amount of time."
- No one -- including visitors with camping and lodging reservations -- will be admitted into the park until the roads are officially reopened, Sholly says.
- Have you ever had the rug pulled out from under a planned vacation?