Yellowstone sites closed after hot spot melts road

07/17/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Wyoming – Some tourist sites in Yellowstone National Park have been closed due to a melted road according to park officials, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). The melted asphalt road was reportedly caused by a hot spot created by the park’s changing geology.

Officials warned visitors to not hike in certain areas due to the risk of stepping into boiling hot water through soil that appears solid.

Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash is quoted by the AP as stating, “There are plenty of other great places to see thermal features in the park… I wouldn’t risk personal injury to see these during this temporary closure.”

As noted in the report, the parks roads and boardwalks are often damaged by naturally changing thermal features.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Wyoming Legal News

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