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Teton Pass Will Not Reopen

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Teton Pass remains closed.  Efforts to clear multiple avalanches continued through the day, but crews only made it to the summit while the west side remains blocked tonight. Crews hope to try again Saturday to reopen the highway.  However, as much as a foot of additional snow is forecast for the area of the pass on Friday night, bringing with it the possibility of more instability to the slides that already have been cleared, as well as adding to those areas that have not.

Highway Crews Continue Avalanche Work

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Jackson Hole is still going through the aftermath from this week’s winter storm.  Teton Pass remains closed after highway crews were forced to close it at 9:15 Thursday night.  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials report there were numerous avalanches, many which … Continue Reading

Teton Pass Closes Again

Teton Pass Closed

The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed Teton Pass Thursday night at 9:15 pm due to deteriorating weather and road conditions.  Crews will again conduct avalanche control measures overnight.  There is no estimate of when the pass will be reopened.

Local Activities Impacted By Snow

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The National Weather service says measurements of snow  around the valley floor of Jackson Hole from the current storm ranged upward from 12 inches this morning.  Among the amounts reported were 12 inches at Teton Village, 14 inches in South Park, 14 ½ inches at Wilson, 15 inches at the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and 16 inches in Alpine.  A spotter at Swinging Bridge south of Jackson reported measuring 24 inches there.  As the snow continues to fall in those significant amounts, activities in the region continue to be curtailed.  Bridger Teton National … Continue Reading

Teton Pass Closed, Travel Discouraged Elsewhere

January 18, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton Pass Closed

Weather conditions have prompted the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close Teton Pass at 7:00 pm Wednesday.  WYDOT will also be conducting avalanche control overnight.  Highway officials hope to reopen the pass sometime Thursday morning.  Meanwhile, WYDOT has advised there should be no unnecessary travel between north Jackson and Dubois via Togwotee Pass due to drifting snow and poor visibility.  Motorists should check the WYDOT website (see below) or by dialing 511 on their cell phones before setting out tonight in Northwestern Wyoming.

Local Gasoline Prices Decline

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The price of gasoline has continued to drop in the area as the price for a barrel of crude oil continues to decline in reaction to economic stability concerns with the euro.  However, AAA Auto Club says the national average for the price of gasoline has been climbing from nearly … Continue Reading

Ski Free at the ‘ghee

January 9, 2012 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Grand Targhee

Season passholders to any ski resort in North America now have a special opportunity to ride at Grand Targhee. The ‘ghee’s latest promotion says if you book lodging for three nights or more through Targhee’s website or Central Reservations you can … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Down in Jackson

January 3, 2012 Jackson Hole, Teton Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Gasoline prices have begun the year on the decline in Jackson Hole while nationally, they have risen four cents since a week ago.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is now $3.27 per gallon – up from $3.23 last week.  Wyoming boasts … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Elevates

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This storm system’s snow and strong winds have raised the risk of avalanches northwestern Wyoming to “high.”  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning effective … Continue Reading

Closure Of Teton Pass Planned

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, December 29th, at 3:00 am for avalanche control. Due to an exceptionally weak snowpack and the expected severe winter storm with strong winds and heavy snow, the highway could remain closed through the morning. Snow slides that reach the highway … Continue Reading

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