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Yellowstone Road Conditions

Updated Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park & Region Yellowstone’s interior roads are closed to oversnow travel for the season, as crews prepare for spring plowing ahead of winter’s end. Cyclists, however, can take to the roads between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs. All interior roads are slated to reopen Friday, April 21. ...

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Antelope Fire Burns Down; Will Be Monitored, Not Fought

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

The Yellowstone National Park Antelope Fire is now 50 percent contained and will be allowed to burn itself out naturally, as firefighters recede to a monitoring role and the Grand Loop Road reopens between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road.

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Antelope Fire Stalls to Southeast; Containment Expected Soon

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

The growth of the Antelope Fire has slowed down dramatically and active burning is limited to its southeast corner. Despite that, the road between Tower and Chittenden Road will remain closed indefinitely.

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Antelope Fire at 2,800 Acres; Growth is to South

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

The Antelope Fire is now estimated to be at 2,800 acres, but growth has stopped on the north edge -- near Tower Fall -- but smoke and traffic from fire-fighting equipment is causing officials to keep the road between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road (providing access to Mount Washburn) closed until further notice.

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Oops, Wrong Turn: Tower Road Remains Closed

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Antelope FireFirefighters were optimistic they could open the Grand Loop Road today between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road, but smoke and weather conditions will continue its closure, at least through tomorrow.

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Antelope Fire Slows; Grand Loop Road to Reopen; Fight Moves to South

Antelope Fire

Antelope FireThe Yellowstone National Park Antelope Fire has been contained to the point near Tower Fall that the road between there and Chittenden Road will reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 a.m., closing at 10 p.m. because of concerns about smoke.

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Antelope Fire from the Field: It’s Just a Small Fire

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

At the bottom of the Lamar Valley bison munch their late afternoon meal while a towering column of smoke rises over Specimen Ridge behind them. The bison don’t seem to worry about the fire (presumably). In any case, they won’t be running away until they see a fire approaching.

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Antelope Fire Now at 2,199 Acres, Moving South

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

The Yellowstone National Park Antelope Fire is now estimated to be 2,199 acres, but it appears to have stalled near Tower and is now moving south by southwest, toward Mount Washburn again.

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Antelope Fire Expands to 1,600 Acres

Antelope Fire

Antelope Fire

Well, so much for the experts: winds, warm temperatures and low humidity combined to fuel the growth of the Yellowstone National Park Antelope Fire to 1,600 acres as it crossed a containment line and forced the closure of the road from Tower Fall to Canyon.

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