Heavy Snow CLOSES US-212 (Beartooth Pass) in Montana Today | 3rd Time in 3 Weeks!

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SNOW caused the Montana Department of Transportation to CLOSE 10,947′ Beartooth Pass on US-212 today at 6:30am MST for the 3rd time in 18 days.  The closure goes from Stateline on the Wyoming side to Vista Point on the Montana side.

“[ 6:30 AM 9/12/16 ] Beartooth Pass is now closed due to snowy conditions. Rain has begun to transition to snow at high elevations and we are expecting 6 to 8 inches of snow and hazardous travel conditions in the Bighorn Mountains Today into Tuesday morning, so plan accordingly.” – NOAA Billings, MT today

Beartooth Pass will remain closed until further notice.

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
NOAA has issued Winter Weather Advisories for Montana that will remain in effect today until noon.  4-8″ of snow is forecast for Beartooth Pass today.  
NOAA has also issued Winter Weather for Wyoming that will remain in effect until 6am Tuesday morning.  6-8″ of snow is forecast in the Bighorn Mountains and 4-8″ of snow is forecast for the Absaroka Mountains (Beartooth Pass).
Teton Pass Ski Resort, MT today! photo: teton pass ski resort
Teton Pass Ski Resort, MT today – September  12th, 2016! photo: teton pass ski resort

US-212 Beartooth Pass also closed due to heavy snow on August 24th, 2016 and September 5th, 2016.  Beartooth Pass has been closed thrice in the past 18 days and it’s still officially summer!

Beartooth Pass map showing Vista Point where the road is currently closed at. image: mtdot
Beartooth Pass map showing Vista Point where the road is currently closed at. image: mtdot

US-212

BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY – WYOMING STATE LINE TO VISTA POINT

Road Closed

BEARTOOTH PASS IS CLOSED

US-212

BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY – VISTA POINT TO LOWER GATE

Road Closed

BEARTOOTH PASS IS CLOSED

– MT DOT today

Beartooth Pass map.
Beartooth Pass map.

It snowed all over North America yesterday with Sunshine Village Alberta Canada, Kicking Horse B.C., and Glacier National Park MT getting snow.

There is a summer only ski resort up on Beartooth Pass (Beartooth Basin) that hasn’t been able to get open due to a lack of snow the past 2 summers.

PHOTOS of SNOW in NORTH AMERICA TODAY & YESTERDAY:

 

"Well, isn't that a view! New snowfall from yesterday can be seen on the Glacier National Park webcam today." - NOAA Missoula, MT today
“Well, isn’t that a view! New snowfall from yesterday can be seen on the Glacier National Park webcam today.” – NOAA Missoula, MT today
Red Lodge, MT today.
Red Lodge, MT today.
Showdown Montana today.
Showdown Montana today.
Showdown Montana today.
Showdown Montana today.
Cooke City, MT today.
Cooke City, MT today.
"Snowing in Beartooth Foothills near Roscoe. No accumulation on roads, but visibility may be affected. Please use caution if headed into the foothills and mountains today." - NOAA Billings, MT today at 9am MST
“Snowing in Beartooth Foothills near Roscoe. No accumulation on roads, but visibility may be affected. Please use caution if headed into the foothills and mountains today.” – NOAA Billings, MT today at 9am MST
"715 AM - Chief Joseph Highway is already slick with snowfall this morning." - NOAA, Riverton, WY today
“715 AM – Chief Joseph Highway is already slick with snowfall this morning.” – NOAA, Riverton, WY today
Sunshine Village, AB, Canada yesterday. photo: sunshine village
Sunshine Village, AB, Canada yesterday. photo: sunshine village
Kicking Horse, B.C. yesterday. photo: kicking horse
Kicking Horse, B.C. yesterday. photo: kicking horse
Highway 2 in Glacier National Park, MT yesterday.
Highway 2 in Glacier National Park, MT yesterday.

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6 thoughts on “Heavy Snow CLOSES US-212 (Beartooth Pass) in Montana Today | 3rd Time in 3 Weeks!

  1. I was snowbound at the base of the Bear tooth once on July 28. Pulled into a campground & it was snowing so hard I couldn’t get a fire started on dry wood using a 1/4 cup of Coleman fuel as a starter—snow put out the match & covered the fuel right up …. so stayed in the rig & just drank all night until the storm passed.

    The Beartooth is one of the prettiest places in America!

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