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CODY — Time to park the snowmobile.

The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park has closed for oversnow travel for the winter season.

Gradually, between now and March 15, other roads will shut for oversnow travel as Park officials begin snow plowing and clearing roads for the spring-summer season.

East gate access closed March 1, Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris closed March 4 and roads from Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village are scheduled to close March 6.

Major hotels, stores and concession areas are also closing one by one during this period.

The road between Gardiner, Mont. at the North Entrance, into Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City, is open to vehicular traffic year-round.

Depending on the cooperation of the weather, Park roads will begin to open again April 20.

The East Entrance is scheduled to open for the warm-weather season May 4.

Brief contributed by the Wyoming News Exchange.

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