I'm tired, frustrated, and now confused.
I arrived at the east gate of yellowstone today at ~9pm. The park employee told me that he "just closed the gate" due to an accident.....and also weather. He told me that he hope to reopen tomorrow. However, he said that if he does open, it will be 9-10am!
I turned back to Cody and got a hotel room (where I am now). I asked the hotel front desk and they know nothing, but gave me the 307-344-2117 number to call. I called just now (11pm) and it had no update since 10:30am. No mention of closure.
Here is the part that really confused me. I called the Lodge to see if they can do anything about my reservation. The guy on the line told me that he just heard of the east gate closure, and that my only option was the south and north-east gate. He then told me the south gate was closed as well.... huh?! The beartooth hwy is closed on the WY side. How can anyone get in from the NW entrance?