Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:19 PM by KBZK News
Due to public safety concerns arising from increased activity on the Alum Fire, a portion of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park has been temporarily closed.
A 13 mile section of road is closed from Fishing Bridge Junction to the South Rim Drive of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
All travel between Canyon Junction and the Fishing Bridge, Lake Village and Bridge Bay area requires a long detour through Old Faithful.
All other roads in Yellowstone are open, as are all park entrances, lodging, stores, campgrounds and other visitor services.
It is not known yet as to how long this section of the road will remain closed to travel.
For current and updated information on park roads call 307-344-2117.