Snow briefly closes east entrance to Yellowstone

Two motorists pause at a pull-out atop Sylvan Pass to discuss snowy road conditions Tuesday in Yellowstone National Park.

Ruffin Prevost / Yellowstone Gate

Two motorists pause at a pull-out atop Sylvan Pass at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to discuss snowy road conditions in parts of Yellowstone National Park. The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was briefly closed Tuesday after steady snowfall Monday made travel over Sylvan Pass too hazardous.

The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was briefly closed Tuesday after steady snowfall Monday made travel over Sylvan Pass too hazardous. Several inches of snow accumulated along the 8,524-foot pass, and park officials closed the pass in the early morning hours of Tuesday until about mid-day.

The road between Cody, Wyo. and Fishing Bridge was re-opened around 11 a.m., and traffic was moving smoothly over the pass early Tuesday afternoon, despite continuing snowfall.

Dunraven Pass between Canyon and Roosevelt was also closed due to snow and was reopened around 1 p.m.

The Beartooth Highway between the Montana towns of Cooke City and Red Lodge was also closed and was expected to remain closed indefinitely, with no estimated date for reopening.

Park officials advised caution for all motorists traveling this week, as snow and slushy conditions may persist.

A car navigates the road leading up to Sylvan Pass on Tuesday afternoon after snowy conditions briefly closed the road between Cody, Wyo. and Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park.

A car navigates the road leading up to Sylvan Pass on Tuesday afternoon after snowy conditions briefly closed the road between Cody, Wyo. and Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park.

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