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Officials have closed entrances to Yellowstone National Park until at least Wednesday and began evacuating parts of the park due to heavy flooding and the risk of cliff slips as severe weather lashed many areas of the United States. have to face.

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National Park Service off Yellowstone’s entrance to all visitors—including tourists with overnight reservations—was late Monday morning, citing “recent rockslides and mudslides on roadways from unprecedented amounts of rain and flooding”.

As of Monday afternoon, the park said it would cut off all inbound traffic for at least the next two days, while staff assess washed-out bridges and damaged roads.

Park Superintendent Cam Sholey said Statement Officials are evacuating the northern section of the park, and will begin moving tourists out of Yellowstone’s Southern Loop Road – home to attractions such as Old Faithful Geyser – later Monday.

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