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Yellowstone plowing work covers 320 miles of mountain roads


Each spring, a Yellowstone National Park crew of 20-25 workers take to the snowy roads of Yellowstone starting the first full week of March to tackle one of the most complex, costly and expansive jobs in the park. Road crews, including some seasonal workers hired just to help with plowing, work for up to three months removing snow and ice from more than 320 miles of road in Yellowstone. The operation burns as much as 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel each day and typically costs $1 million or more. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone National Park spring travel offers solitude, quiet as park wakes up from winter

Spring visitors say they cherish the first few days when Yellowstone opens its roads each year. Not all dining, lodging and other services are open yet, and the weather is often chilly and wet. But the park is less crowded, offering a calm and peaceful alternative to the busiest days of summer. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone roads make for tough travel after winter storm batters park

A winter storm battered Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, with high winds blowing snow across interior roads. The National Park Service announced Wednesday night that interior roads except from Mammoth to Gardiner and Mammoth to Cooke City would be temporarily closed. The road from West Yellowstone to Old Faithful has now been reopened to commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel. The road is reported in poor condition. Continue Reading →

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