‘Extremely Heavy Snow’ Delays Opening of Yellowstone Interior Roads

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Plowing operations in Yellowstone. Credit: NPS / Jacob W. Frank

Due to extremely heavy snow received this week in Yellowstone National Park, the park’s efforts to open interior roads by April 15 have been delayed.

Crews are working to clear nearly a foot of snow and remove large drifts from storms on Tuesday, April 12. Although progress has been made, the normal opening schedule will be altered.

The park will attempt to open the following road segments tomorrow as scheduled:

  • West Entrance to Old Faithful
  • Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris

However, more snow is forecasted in the park tonight with the potential for freezing rain over the weekend. Other road segments will open as conditions allow.

The road between the North Entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Northeast Entrance is open year-round.  

The public should be prepared to alter their park travel plans depending on weather conditions which could change rapidly. In-park services are very limited. Visit Operating Hours and Seasons for area-specific services.

Crews will continue making every effort to ensure a safe road opening for the 2022 season.

Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:

  • Visit go.nps.gov/YellRoads.
  • Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.
  • Sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777.
  • Roads within Yellowstone. Credit: yellowstonepark.com

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2 thoughts on “‘Extremely Heavy Snow’ Delays Opening of Yellowstone Interior Roads

  1. We still get “heavy snows”? I thought that was killed a long time ago by all the global warming. I thought nothing goes right anymore because we have so much global warming.

    Its everywhere and causing all our problems including the recent trends on tictok.

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