Historic Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to flee park
What's happening: Superintendent Cam Sholly said about a dozen campers were still in the backcountry of the park that straddles three states, but the park has contacted them and while they were ready to leave by helicopter this hadn't been needed yet, WBAL-TV reports.
The big picture: Record flooding, rockslides and hazardous conditions destroyed bridges and roads across Yellowstone on Monday following heavy rain and melting snow.
- Half of Yellowstone will be closed for the foreseeable future as a result of the flooding, officials said earlier on Tuesday.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with more context.