Yellowstone National Park officials announced the implementation of contingency plans for a government shutdown on Saturday, according to a press release from the National Park Service, in response to the federal budget continuing resolution and immigration impasse in Washington D.C..

All government-run operations and facilities are closed. Entrance stations are not staffed. Visitors can access the road and all commercial services from Gardiner to the Northeast Entrance. All park regulations, including those regarding over-snow travel, still apply. Guided snowmobile trips with commercial operators are allowed but non-commercially guided snowmobile trips will not be allowed during the shutdown.

Q2 reports that if conditions become unsafe, roads and developed areas will be closed. Limited emergency response is available. The park website and social media are currently not being maintained and the public affairs office will be closed until the government reopens.

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