Spring snowstorm, drifting delays U.S. 14A opening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2013
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.