WY State Highway 130 Closed For Winter 2018-19 Season
Motorists in Wyoming won't be able to see the Snowy Range Mountains until next year.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that due to recent winter weather activity, a 13-mile stretch of Wyoming State Highway 130 west of Centennial, has been closed to motor vehicle traffic, for the winter 2018-19 season.
The Highway between mile posts 35 and 48, reaches an elevation of 10,800 feet plus above sea level, near the Albany County and Carbon County border line.
Too much snow combined with too little traffic in the area, makes snowplowing efforts impractical.
US Highway 212 over the Beartooth Pass closed for the season back in early October, and all roads in Yellowstone National Park, except for the one connecting the North Entrance to the Northeast Entrance, closed on Monday, November 5th.
Also, the main road in Grand Teton National Park, was closed for the season to motor vehicle traffic last week.
Other seasonal closure areas such as Wyoming State Highway 70 between Encampment and Baggs, and US Highway 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell are still open, and will close whenever WYDOT snow-plow crews decide that travel conditions are poor enough to warrant their closure.
In the past, crews have tried to keep US Highway 14A open as late in the year as they can, due to the late hunting season in that area.
The roads that close normally don't reopen for the summer traveling season, until around Memorial Day, except for the main road in Grand Teton National Park, which normally reopens around the beginning of May.