SNOW caused the Wyoming Department of Transportation to CLOSE Teton Pass, Beartooth Pass, and US 89 (Yellowstone NP) in Wyoming today.
WY22: Closed due to winter conditions btwn Wilson and the ID State Line. 05-OCT 06:53 #wyoroad
— Wyoming DOT (@WYDOT_Northwest) October 5, 2016
3 CLOSED MOUNTAIN ROADS IN WYOMING TODAY:
- WY 22 – 8,431′ Teton Pass – Closed between Wilson and the Idaho State Line
- US 212 –10,947′ Beartooth Pass – Closed between WY 296 and Beartooth Pass
- US 89 – Closed between Flagg Ranch and the S Boundary of Yellowstone National Park
Teton Pass closed for the first time this winter season after over 12″ of snow fell on Teton Pass. Maybe more… Check out the snow on that roof in the above photo.
Beartooth Pass closed yesterday for the 6th time in the past 6 weeks!
These passes will remain closed until further notice.
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Teton Pass today that’s calling for 4-8″ of snow in the Teton Pass area.
* SNOWFALL TOTALS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ONTHE WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 9000 FEET. QUICK HITTING SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE A QUICK INCH OR TWO IN ANHOUR. - NOAA Riverton, WY today
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for TETON PASS, WY TODAY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY 226 AM MDT WED OCT 5 2016 ...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED IN THE TETONS THIS MORNING... .WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE TETONS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE DURING THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...THOUGH LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY. TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS- ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY... * TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING...WEAKENING THIS AFTERNOON. * SNOWFALL TOTALS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON THE WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 9000 FEET. QUICK HITTING SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE A QUICK INCH OR TWO IN AN HOUR. * MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL OVER TETON PASS WILL BE IMPACTED WITH SNOW COVERED AND SLICK ROADS THROUGH THIS MORNING. * OTHER IMPACTS...HUNTERS AND OTHER BACKCOUNTRY ENTHUSIASTS SHOULD COME PREPARED FOR HEAVY WET SNOW...SLICK TO MUDDY ROADS AND COLD TEMPERATURES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...