Road Melts At Yellowstone National Park

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PostTue Jul 15, 2014 5:12 am » by Willease


A road has been seriously damaged from extreme heat in the Yellowstone National Park, forcing park officials to shut off access.

Firehole Lake Drive’s surface looks like it’s melting from the heat.

Park officials said in a press release that extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions on the popular and scenic road off the Grand Loop Road halfway between Old Faithful and Madison Junction in the park’s Lower Geyser Basin.

The 3.3 mile loop typically takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.

A date for re-opening the road hasn’t been announced.

The report has helped spark renewed rumors that the Yellowstone caldera, known as the Yellowstone volcano or Yellowstone supervolcano, will erupt sometime soon.

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PostTue Jul 15, 2014 8:00 am » by Vulcanic

great thread thanks!, a lot has been going on at yellowstone lately

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PostTue Jul 15, 2014 2:13 pm » by The57ironman


.....YELLOWSTONE..!.... :cheers: Image



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PostTue Jul 15, 2014 2:25 pm » by 99socks

This is fairly common, per a friend I have in Wyoming...

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PostTue Jul 15, 2014 2:57 pm » by Mrmurder

Dont look too bad, damage wise. 99% of the roads in the uk are a lot worse than that!

mind you, we dont have an active super volcano under ours :peep:

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