A section of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road from Canyon Junction to Fishing Bridge will be closed today through Thursday to allow National Park Service staff to repair a broken water main under the road about a mile south of Canyon between the Canyon Corrals and the south end of the North Rim Drive. The break occurred yesterday at around noon.
After the road closes, visitors can still travel to Canyon by way of Norris Junction.
NPS maintenance crews will work to reopen the road to travel late Thursday afternoon.
The water main broke from the weight of accumulations of mud from continuous slides coming off an adjacent hill. This is the same water main that broke last May when the roadbed collapsed.
Despite the water line break, there is adequate water stored at Canyon to avoid any disruption in service.
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