Road to Yellowstone east gate reopens after slide - KOTA Territory News

Road to Yellowstone east gate reopens after slide

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POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - The highway to Yellowstone National Park's east entrance has reopened after a landslide covered it with mud, logs and boulders.

The slide occurred Tuesday about five miles east of the park entrance after heavy rain. Highway crews had both lanes open by about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Powell Tribune reports (http://tinyurl.com/m7wvbq9 ) the slide on U.S. 14-16-20 was about 100 feet long and up to 6 feet deep.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Some telephone service was disrupted.

Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman Jim Berry says road damage appears to be minor. He says shoulders will need repair, some asphalt might need to be patched and a culvert will have to be cleaned.

Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, http://www.powelltribune.com

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