Yellowstone National Park officials will soon close most of the park's entrances to prepare for the winter season.
A news release from the park says the preparations will begin at 8 a.m. Monday.
Most roads, and the west, south and east entrances will close so park officials can prepare them for snowmobile and snow coach travel -- which begins Dec. 15.
The road from the north entrance at Gardiner, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs in the park will remain open.
The road to the nearby of communities of Cooke City, Montana and Silver Gate, Montana, is open all year, weather permitting. Travel east of Cooke City on the Beartooth Highway is not possible from late fall to late spring.
(by Associated Press)