Snowy Range highway closed for weekend
WYO 130 over Snowy Range Pass west of Laramie is closed for the weekend.
Blowing and drifting snow Friday made it difficult for WYDOT plows to keep the 13-mile highway section open, and maintenance foremen decided it would not be safe for travelers to attempt to cross the high mountain pass in the dark.
The highway section will remain closed in both directions Oct. 12-13, and a decision will be made Monday whether to reopen the highway.
The highway is closed annually for the winter when relatively low traffic, combined with deep snow accumulations, render plowing operations impractical. During most years the closure begins after hunting season ends in late November.