Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground.
Last week, park officials had to close Firehole Lake Drive when the hot ground turned the asphalt into a sticky mess. Warm weather didn't help matters any.
July is the height of tourist season in Yellowstone and the closure of the 3.3-mile loop six miles north of Old Faithful kept visitors away from Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake.