- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Visitors will be able to enter Yellowstone National Park through the park’s east entrance starting this week.

The Cody Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/21yTUVJ ) that the Cody side of the park will be open to visitors starting Friday barring inclement weather.

Every spring, crews clear snow and ice from 198 miles of main road, 124 miles of secondary roads, 125 acres of parking lots inside the park and 31 miles of the Beartooth Highway outside of the park’s northeast entrance in preparation for the summer season.

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Officials predict 2016 to be another record year for attendance after Yellowstone had a record 4.1 million visitors last year.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, https://www.codyenterprise.com

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