Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Yellowstone Line Of Cars

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Several thousand cars, trucks and recreational vehicles are backed up in long lines at entrances to Yellowstone National Park as it partially reopens following destructive floods that closed the park last week.

Park managers raised the gates Wednesday at three of Yellowstone’s five entrances for the first time since June 13.

That day, 10,000 visitors were ordered out after rivers across northern Wyoming and southern Montana surged over their banks following a torrent of rainfall that accelerated the spring snowmelt. The cost and scope of the damage is still being assessed.

Park managers had been bracing for throngs as the park celebrated its 150th anniversary a year after it tallied a record 4.9 million visits.

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