Thermals Melt Road In Yellowstone

Firehole Lake Drive, superheated by surrounding thermals. NPS Photo

Firehole Lake Drive, superheated by surrounding thermals.
NPS Photo

Firehole Lake Drive Temporarily Closed

Firehole Lake Drive in Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed due to a damaged road surface. Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions on the popular, scenic road, located off the Grand Loop Road halfway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction in the park’s Lower Geyser Basin.

The 3.3-mile loop drive takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.

The road will remain closed for the next several days while maintenance crews make repairs. The date for reopening the road is uncertain at this time, and will be determined after crews assess the effectiveness of their efforts.

 

News Release Date: July 10, 2014

 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2014            14-045   

Al Nash or Dan Hottle
(307) 344-2015
YELL_Public_Affairs@nps.gov

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117 or visithttp://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm.

– www.nps.gov/yell –

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