Yellowstone National Park closed all entrances to visitors due to widespread dangerous flooding, forcing park evacuations, and has left some trapped inside as roads and bridges were swept away.
"Due to record flooding events in the park and more precipitation in the forecast, we have made the decision to close Yellowstone to all inbound visitation.
"We will not know the timing of the park's reopening until flood waters subside and we're able to assess the damage throughout the park. It is likely that the northern loop will be closed for a substantial amount of time," Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement.
Yellowstone is a 3,500-sq.-mile national park nestled in Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho. The damage is unknown as the flooding only began over the weekend, and the park closed on Monday.
"Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides, and other issues," Sholly said.
Footage of the flooding, rockslides, and other hazardous weather conditions were shared on social media.
East Idaho News shared photos and videos of the wild weather:
Home swept away
Severe flooding due to unprecedented heavy rain on snow is forcing the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park.— US StormWatch (@US_Stormwatch) June 13, 2022
Mudslides, rockslides and flooding are wiping out roads and bridges across the region.
Note: graphic language pic.twitter.com/B23oHwdyrD
Homes battered by flooding
Part of a house is dragged into rushing water in Gardiner, Montana, as the Yellowstone River flooded after "unprecedented" rainfall.— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2022
All Yellowstone National Park entrances have been temporarily closed, the National Park Service announced on Monday. https://t.co/3OVjdvFaf0 pic.twitter.com/giN4CWdCkZ
Another home swept away
Video near Yellowstone National Park shows a house falling into the raging Yellowstone River on Monday.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 14, 2022
Heavy rain and melting snow have caused flooding, damage and triggered evacuations in and around the park. https://t.co/aSUy3KQD9C pic.twitter.com/QPudzkm1aj
More views of the disaster from above
People attempting to flee Yellowstone
Escaping from the cabin, the bridge to get into Silvergate washed away minutes before. We found the last way out through a bridge by a local cabin above the Bannock Trail. #Yellowstone #Silvergate pic.twitter.com/gb7nr80JXy— Bensei (@BENSEI_GG) June 13, 2022
"The Yellowstone area is experiencing major flooding. Bridges are being washed away, roads are collapsing, and access in and out of the northern range has been blocked," one Twitter user said.
The Yellowstone area is experiencing major flooding. Bridges are being washed away, roads are collapsing, and access in and out of the northern range has been blocked. These pics sent this AM from our property by cabin guest Steve Penrose (since evacuated by EMS volunteers). pic.twitter.com/gXEMgsRWjk— Max Waugh (@MaxWaughPhoto) June 13, 2022
Another town flooded
Livingston, Montana and the Yellowstone river are not looking too good right now. Wow! pic.twitter.com/nkDJnfeSyK— TroutFishingSensei (@TroutSensei) June 14, 2022
On the bright side, at least the supervolcano under Yellowstone didn't erupt.