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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.

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

Avalanche Conditions Serious

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The winter weather that swept into Jackson Hole yesterday not only snarled traffic, causing a host of slide-offs and fender-benders, but it also set up very serious avalanche conditions.  Lead Avalanche Forecaster for the Bridger-Teton National Forest Bob Comey says … Continue Reading

Snow Anticipated At Last

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Could this be it at last?  The National Weather Service says a major change in the weather is in store for Western Wyoming beginning Wednesday and continuing into the weekend.  According to the Weather Service, a strong, moist westerly flow is expected to develop, breaking … 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

A Winter Storm Developing

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Here comes the snow – maybe.  The National Weather Service Monday afternoon issued a winter storm watch for northwestern Wyoming with a possible accumulation in the town of Jackson totaling between four to eight inches by Thursday, and one to two feet in the mountains.  Forecasters say snowfall is expected … Continue Reading

Dubois Museum Design Approved

December 22, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Fremont County Commission has designated funds for the Fremont County Museums Board to plan and design a replacement Dubois Museum. The County Commissioners last October approved a recommendation by the Capital Improvement and Maintenance Program: Long-term Committee to award a … Continue Reading

North Entrance Plan Approved

October 17, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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A plan to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety at Yellowstone National Park’s historic North Entrance has been approved now.  The Finding of No Significant Impact allowing construction to begin on the Gardiner, Montana, North Entrance and associated Park Street infrastructure has been signed now.  An Environmental Assessment proposing three alternatives was … Continue Reading

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