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Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park | National News

By MATTHEW BROWN and LINDSAY WHITEHURST – Associated Press

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s oldest national park, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream, officials said Tuesday. Remarkably, no one was reported injured or killed.

The only visitors left in the massive park straddling three states were a dozen campers still making their way out of the backcountry.

The park, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, could remain closed as long as a week, and northern entrances may not reopen this summer, Superintendent Cam Sholly said.

“The water is still raging,” said Sholly, who said more wet weather was forecast this weekend that could cause additional flooding.

The flooding hit historic levels in the Yellowstone River after…

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