Yellowstone road melts in ‘hot spot’ created by supervolcano heat and rising temperatures

Underground heat from a supervolcano combined with high summer temperatures have melted a section of asphalt road in Yellowstone National Park, forcing the closure of some areas.

The 3.3-mile-long Firehole Lake Drive was closed on Monday after the park’s ever-changing thermal geology created a ‘hot spot’ which turned the road into ‘oatmeal’.

As they examined possible fixes, park officials warned hikers to avoid the area as the danger of stepping through solid-looking soil into boiling-hot water was high…