All roads in Yellowstone WMA reopened

BILLINGS — All public roads through the Yellowstone Wildlife Management Area east of Billings have reopened. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed all roads in the area Feb. 14 after water from melting snow inundated some stretches and left others too muddy for travel. A week ago, first 1.2 miles of roadway inside the entrance gate reopened after floodwater subsided.

This week all remaining public roads in the wildlife management area, northeast of Pompeys Pillar, have dried out enough to allow for vehicle travel.

FWP wildlife research specialist Jay Watson said some stretches of road remain soft, but passable by motorists who use caution. He reminded visitors to drive only on roadways specifically designated for public travel and to stay on the graveled surface.