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Just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend… the Beartooth Highway just northeast of Yellowstone National Park will open for the season at 9:00 am Friday morning.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says park crews have completed their portion of the task of opening the road now, connecting the park with where Montana Crews leave off.  Nash says still, motorists should be ready for changing weather there. Nash points out that anything is possible in the early part of the season, especially on the Beartooth Highway.  Says Nash, “Remember how high elevation we’re talking about – with temperatures in the 50sw and 60s and a chance of rain or thunderstorms across most of the region, we could certainly snow up on the Beartooth.”  Nash says both the National Park Service and the Montana Department of Transportation are confident that they can open the road and can work to keep it open.  However, he quickly adds that  temporary closures are always possible. Those traveling through Yellowstone to access the southwest side of the pass will find most facilities open in the park through the weekend, and Nash says there will be another added convenience with the opening of Dunraven Pass from Canyon to Tower Friday morning as well. Access to the scenic drive was expected to be delayed until mid-June due to Sequestration.  However, the arrangement by Jackson and Cody tourism interests to have Wyoming highway crews  open the South and East entrances allowed the park to begin earlier on their portion of the Beartooth Highway and finish it for its traditional Memorial Day weekend opening.

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