US 212 Beartooth Highway, MT/WY CLOSED Due to SNOW Conditions

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Beartooth highway closed.

Winter has returned with a vengeance to the Beartooth Highway, leading to the famed road closing last night due to blowing snow and drifting conditions.

The scenic highway closed at Vista Point on US-212 at 3:30 p.m. yesterday, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

beartooth, highway, map, US 212, closed, Montana, wyoming
Credit: MDT

The closure, located south of Red Lodge, is due to drifting and blowing snow as well as fog and wet road conditions. Travelers from Red Lodge can go to Vista Point but will then need to turn around and return to Red Lodge. The Wyoming side of the pass is also closed, according to MDT.

beartooth, highway, map, US 212, closed, Montana, wyoming
Stock image of snow on Beartooth Pass.

Travelers can expect snow-covered roads and limited visibility and should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions.

A winter weather advisory for the Beartooth Pass and the Beartooth Mountains is in effect Thursday morning and snow is expected above 8,000 feet, with additional accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected.

beartooth, highway, map, US 212, closed, Montana, wyoming
Beartooth Highway map.

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2 thoughts on “US 212 Beartooth Highway, MT/WY CLOSED Due to SNOW Conditions

  1. I just come out of there on my Honda Gold wing last Thursday! My bike was on the downward side heading towards red Lodge, and my charging system failed leaving my battery dead! 12 miles from red Lodge. The good people of that area saw to it that I got a ride back for myself and my bike to bone daddy‘s. They don’t have a mechanic there, but I know how to do troubleshooting with electrical, seeing that I am an instrumentation tech back in Michigan for a water treatment plant . Also very good people at the Napa auto parts store ‼️

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