Tourists in Cooke City, Montana are trapped after the access road that cuts through Yellowstone Park is closed due to the partial government shutdown.
According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, there are two ways out of the town: one that connects to a mountain pass closed due to snow, and one that crosses through the now-closed Yellowstone Park.
The park road from Gardiner, Montana to Silver Gate and Cooke City, is being kept open, but residents only—not tourists—have special passes to allow them through the locked gates.
“We’re trapped,” Bill Anderson told the Chronicle. “It’s nuts.” Anderson, of Wichita, Kan., is one about 15 tourists unable to leave Cooke City.