Gardiner (United States), June 14, 2022 – Shock images from the helicopter flying over the stretch of road between Gardinerin Montana, e Mammoth Hot Spring, one of the tourist centers of the wonderful national park of Yellowstone. A nature reserve among the most iconic in the world and a destination for tourists from all over America and the world, a precious and fascinating casket of wonders that today shows itself wounded by landslides and floods.
The park has been closed: all accesses are off-limits, roads closed also because in many places they have collapsed, rivers of mud that erode the road edges. The superintendent Cam Sholly he explains: “Our priority has been to evacuate the entire northern sector of the park, where we have experienced several landslides, collapses of bridges and roads”. The park will be closed at least until Wednesday but it seems an optimistic forecast given the conditions of the roads. A real disaster given that we are in the middle of the tourist season (already at the beginning of October some accesses and many structures of the park close due to the snow).
The Gardiner community, the northern gateway to Yellowstone, is isolated and there are power failures. Torrential rains and rapid melting of snow have swollen the waterways and forecasts point to further precipitation. A deep wound for the natural paradise that is divided between Montana and Wyoming.