Posted: Jul 18, 2013 10:37 AM by MTN News
Updated: Jul 18, 2013 12:19 PM
GARDINER - Crews are cleaning up a big mudslide that closed U.S. Highway 89 north of Gardiner during Wednesday's severe storms.
The road, which is the only link between Yellowstone Park's northern entrance and Livingston, was covered in water and mud when heavy rains moved through the upper valley on Wednesday.
Initial reports indicated the road was covered by mud up to eight-feet deep and MDT closed the road to all traffic but managed to get the highway partially re-opened overnight.
The cleanup is now in full swing with nearly a dozen large dump trucks lined up north of Corwin Springs to hall away the debris.
MDT advising that motorists should watch for equipment and flaggers and be ready to reduce speed in the area.