SnowBrains | August 25, 2016
Heavy SNOW caused the Montana Department of Transportation to CLOSE 10,947′ Beartooth Pass on US-212 yesterday at 8:10pm. The closure goes from Vista Point on the Montana side to Long Lake on the Wyoming side.
Road conditions will be reevaluated this morning around daylight.
Pretty awesome that we’re having road closures in Montana in August!
Beartooth Pass map showing Vista Point, where the closure begins. image: mtdot
Beartooth Pass map.US-212 BEARTOOTH PASS IS CLOSED AT VISTA PT ON MT SIDE.
ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO SNOW.
THE PASS IS CLOSED AT VISTA PT ON MT SIDE AND FROM VISTA PT TO LONG LAKE IT IS COMPLETELY CLOSED ON WY SIDE DUE TO SNOW. TEMPS WILL DROP OVERNIGHT ON TOP TO CREATE VERY ICY CONDITIONS. PASS WILL BE CHECKED AGAIN ON THUR MORN AROUND DAYLIGHT TO WORK ON GETTING PASS BACK OPEN. IF YOU TRAVEL FROM RED LODGE YOU MUST TURN AROUND AT VISTA PT AND RETURN TO RED LODGE. – MTDOT, yesterday
US-212 was still closed as of this writing at 9am MST.
Colorado, British Columbia, and Alberta all got snow in the past 3 days.
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.
Dopplar showing heavy snow on Beartooth Pass, MT yesterday. image: mtdot, today at 9am MST. Loveland Pass ski area, CO yesterday. Lake Louise, AB on Tuesday.
Posted by SnowBrains | August 25, 2016