5 roads are currently closed in Wyoming due to snowfall. Four in Yellowstone National Park and Beartooth Pass.
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Wyoming that is calling for 5-10″ of snowfall in Wyoming last night and today. This Winter Weather Advisory expires today at 3pm.
4 Roads are temporarily closed in Yellowstone National Park due to snow and ice on the roadways. Visitors are being asked to stay put and not attempt driving the roads.
Roads Closed in Yellowstone National Park:
- East Entrance to Fishing Bridge
- Grand Loop Rd, Upper Terrace Loop Drive to Norris Junction
- Grand Loop Rd, Tower Fall to Canyon Village
- Grand Loop Rd, Old Faithful Ranger Station to West Thumb
Beartooth Pass (US-212) is also closed due to snow today and has been closed due to snow since September 15th, 2017.
Beartooth Pass, WY/MT Closed:
US-212 BEARTOOTH PASS SOUTH OF RED LODGE REMAINS CLOSED AT VISTA POINT TO STATELINE
BEARTOOTH PASS CLOSED AT VISTA PT starting on September 15, 2017 at 08:00 AM
UPDATE ON MON. SEPT. 18TH THE PASS IS COMPLETELY CLOSED ON WYOMING SIDE. ON MT SIDE IT IS CLOSED FROM VISTA PT UP TO THE STATELINE. TRAVELERS LEAVING RED LODGE WILL NEED TO TURN AROUND AT VISTA PT AND RETURN TO RED LODGE. CONDITIONS FROM RED LODGE TO VISTA PT ARE MOSTLY DRY.. FROM VISTA PT TO STATELINE IT IS HIGH WINDS,POOR VISIBILITY & WILL SNOW OFF AND ON UNTIL SATURDAY WITH VERY COLD TEMPS ON TOP OF THE PASS.
- Montana DOT, today
Winter Weather Advisory for Wyoming:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 212 PM MDT Mon Sep 18 2017 ...Wet snow coming to western and northern mountains of Wyoming above 8500 feet tonight through Tuesday evening... .A cold wet pacific low pressure trough will bring snowfall to the western and northern mountains of wyoming this evening. The heavier snowfall is expected above 8500 feet where 5 to 10 inches of snow can be expected through 9 pm mdt Tuesday evening. Strong gusty west winds are also expected on the passes and higher ridges. Snowfall from 8500 to 7500 feet is expected to be from 3 to 5 inches. Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains- 212 PM MDT Mon Sep 18 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to 9 PM MDT Tuesday. * TIMING...Snow will develop across the Teton and Gros Ventre mountains becoming widespread around 9 pm mdt. Periods of wet snow will bring accumulations of 5 to 10 inches above 8500 feet with snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches from 8500 to 7500 feet. Snowfall will taper off by 9 pm mdt Tuesday evening. Strong gusty west winds are also expected on the passes and higher ridges. * MAIN IMPACT...Snow and wind may make travel difficult above 8500 feet. * OTHER IMPACTS...Campers and hunters should be prepared for cold snowy and windy conditions.