Yellowstone National Park was closed due to dangerous flooding and rock formations

Rangers Yellowstone closed all entrances to National Park Massive reserves within the area due to flooding, rock slides and “extremely dangerous conditions” on Monday. Officials said.

There was also damage to the power outage 2.2 million acres of parkThis includes areas of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, officials said.

In the 24 hours preceding Monday, more than two inches of rain fell in several cities near Yellowstone, including the Quadrant and Wyoming (2.68 inches); West Yellowstone, Montana (2.11 inches); Soda Butt, Montana (2.82 inches); And Gardiner, Montana (1.29 inches).

According to the Yellowstone report, “the park does not want to be overwhelmed by the high number of day use visitors as additional rainfall is forecast.

Attempts are being made to “evacuate the northern part of Yellowstone” due to “landslides and other problems as many roads and bridges are damaged,” Park Supervisor Cam Sholey said in a statement.

Sholey said most of Gardiner in Montana on Monday was “isolated” and that authorities “are working with the state of Montana to provide much needed support to residents who currently have no water or electricity.”

The Yellowstone area will receive more rain by Wednesday.

Flood monitoring is in place in Washington, D.C., north Idaho and parts of northwestern Montana. Extreme levels of rainfall over the region can cause flooding in streams, creeks and other low-lying areas.

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