U.S. 14A seasonal closure scheduled Nov. 18

November 4, 2013

The annual fall roadway closure of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell is scheduled for noon on Nov. 18.

Currently, U.S. 14A's mountain road conditions include blowing and drifting snow with strong winds.

The annual fall closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, will be 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 Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming in November near the conclusion of the fall hunting season.

It usually opens by Memorial Day weekend.

A portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga closed for the season on Nov. 4.

Westbound travelers will encounter the closure at the Green Rock Picnic Area about eight miles west of Centennial. For eastbound travel, the closure begins about five miles east of Ryan Park.

The high elevation portion of this highway is closed annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical.

WYO 70 over Battle Pass remains open at this time, but typically that stretch of highway closes within days after WYO 130. Every year is unique and WYDOT will send an update on WYO 70 when it closes.

Before traveling WYO 70, or any state highways in winter conditions, motorists are urged to visit www.wyoroad.info  or call 511 to check conditions.