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Rapid snowmelt, rain causes a historic flood in Yellowstone National Park

Unprecedented flooding from melting ice has forced the closure of all entrances to Yellowstone National Park for the first time in more than three decades.

In just days, heavy rain and rapid snowmelt caused a dramatic flood that could forever alter the park’s terrain and the residential neighborhoods that have grown around it.

Park officials say evacuations were ordered due to unprecedented and extremely hazardous conditions. snow is melting and causing And most of the visitors are out.

Park officials say no traffic will be allowed in “until the conditions stabilize and the park can assess damage to roads and bridges.”