“We have attempted to balance major recovery efforts while reopening as much of the park as possible,” Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement.
“The interim system worked very effectively at moderating traffic within the park, however, with the opening of the north loop and 93% of the road system open, (the alternating license plate system) will be suspended effective July 2,” the release said. “Park staff will continue monitoring visitor use data, traffic counts, and the condition of infrastructure over the upcoming months to ensure visitor usage is not overwhelming capacity.”
The system may be put back in place if needed, the release added.
Park service officials added that the North Entrance Road and Northeast Entrance Road remain closed to vehicle traffic while repairs continue.
CNN’s Hannah Sarisohn contributed to this report.
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