UPDATE:Last week we did a post about an accident of a fuel truck that closed the road between Mud Volcano and Fishing Bridge Junction.

The contaminated spill is being cleaned up currently underway and still has some work left to do.

Yellowstone National Park has dug a hole to find out the extent of the contaminated spill. The hole is 100 feet by 100 feet and 10 feet deep.

All excavated materials that are contaminated will be transported to a facility to be disposed of safely.

This is the largest fuel spill the park has seen in over 20 years.

So please be patient and take alternate routes so you don't get stuck.

For more details, check out Yellowstone National Park.


If you are heading into Yellowstone National Park this weekend, you might need to take a detour depending on where you are going.

Yellowstone National Park announced that there will be a temporary road closure between Mud Volcano and Fishing Bridge Junction.

Road Closed Sign Close-Up
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The reason for the closure is due to an overturned semi truck trailer. The semi truck was also carrying hazardous materials, the hazardous material was gasoline.

Currently park crews are in the area to help with the hazmat clean up. There is no time table on how long the clean up will be. This is a ongoing accident and when more information is presented, the park will release it.

The good news is though that the road closure from Old Faithful to West Thumb Junction has finally reopened. The only way this road will close again is if there is an increase of wild fire activity from the Lone Star Fire.

If you don't know the Lone Star Fire is near Old Faithful, about three miles away. So the road staying open is entirely dependent on if the fire gets close to Old Faithful.

With the Labor Day Weekend coming up next weekend.and Yellowstone will surely see a big uptick in traffic from tourists so they need all their roads open to ease the tension of incoming cars.

The road closure between Fishing Bridge Junction and Mud Volcano will hopefully be cleared up in the next few days but remember folks to always be vigilant while on the roads and be careful. You never know what might happen.

For more details, check out Yellowstone National Park.

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