Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

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Photo: Jessica HilgendorfPhoto: Jessica Hilgendorf

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Both fire and ice briefly hindered travel into Yellowstone National Park on the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary.
    
Authorities closed a portion of the Beartooth Highway Wednesday night due to snow and ice from a summer snowstorm. Crews cleared the roadway and reopened it Thursday morning.
    
The popular two-lane mountain highway runs from Red Lodge, Montana, over the Beartooth Pass to Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance.
    
At the other end of the park, a wildfire has closed a portion of the road leading to Yellowstone’s South Entrance since Monday.
    
Visitors heading to Thursday’s celebration and concert in Yellowstone from the south face an hour-long detour into Idaho.

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