Yellowstone National Park reopens after flooding

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Yellowstone National Park is partially reopening after record flooding damaged homes and destroyed infrastructure.

Park managers are opening three of the park’s five entrances, but a system is in place to ensure visitor numbers remain low.

Cars with even last digits on their license plates can enter on even days and cars with odd last digits can enter on odd days.

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However, groups of visitors traveling together in different cars are exempt from the license plate system, as well as those with reservations at campsites and hotels.

WHY IS YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK CLOSED?

Authorities are still investigating the destruction caused by the floods, but work is underway to restore and repair the roads.

It could take years to rebuild Yellowstone, based on other national park disasters, and cost more than $1 billion.

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Yellowstone’s revival comes as more travelers plan to visit America’s national parks.

AERIAL VIEW OF YELLOWSTONE SHOWS MAJOR LANDSCAPE DAMAGE AFTER FLOODS

There are still plenty of options for people who have made reservations in Yellowstone, including spending time in West Yellowstone.

There are several lakes, including Hebgen Lake and Earthquake Lake.

In Wyoming is the Shoshone National Forest – although it was also partially affected by flooding.

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Grand Teton National Park borders Yellowstone to the south.

The The US Express News contributed to this report.

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