Wyoming Department of Transportation

Spring snowstorm, drifting delays U.S. 14A opening

Date: 05/21/2013 



May 20, 2013

Spring snowstorm, drifting delays U.S. 14A opening
The annual spring opening of U.S. 14A from Burgess Junction to Lovell has been delayed due to a spring snowstorm, and high-elevation blowing and drifting snow.
The road was scheduled to open today, Monday, May 20 at noon, but due to inclement weather on the mountain, the opening has been delayed to Tuesday, May 21, at noon, depending on favorable weather.

Currently, U.S. 14A's mountain road conditions are blowing and drifting snow with strong winds. WYDOT snowplow drivers are encountering snow drifts in excess of three feet in depth.

The annual winter closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, remains in effect at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Big Horn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction is just east of milepost 98.1. WYDOT annually closes this 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horn Mountains of north-central Wyoming about Nov. 30 at the conclusion of the fall hunting season. It usually opens by Memorial Day weekend.


MEDIA: For questions about this news release, contact WYDOT District 5 public relations specialist Cody Beers.


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