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Parts of Yellowstone will reopen to visitors soon following flood damage

Following severe flood damage that impacted much of the park, parts of Yellowstone National Park will reopen to a limited number of visitors on Wednesday.

The National Park Service aims to spend USD$50 million (AUD$71,700,000) to repair access to about 80 per cent of the park within two weeks, the New York Times reported.

This announcement came after historic flooding caused the closure of Yellowstone and thousands of visitors had to be evacuated.

The eastern, southern and western entrances to the park will be reopened on Wednesday, according to an announcement from the Park Service, and visitors can access the south loop of the park which includes the Old Faithful geyser.

The northern section of the park and its entrances will remain closed due to flood damages, but the Park Service said it will restore temporary access to the northern portion within two weeks.

“We have made tremendous progress in a very short amount of time but have a long way to go,” the park’s superintendent, Cam Sholly, said in a statement.

In the United States it’s the beginning of the Summer season which would ordinarily have seen tens of thousands of visitors kick off their summer vacations in the park. The park also turns 150 years old this year which would have brought in more visitors.


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