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February 28, 2019

Avalanche closes Teton Pass

JACKSON (WNE) - An avalanche piled snow across Highway 22 on Wednesday, forcing the Wyoming Department of Transportation to shut down the road for most of the day.

Foreman Bruce Daigle believes the avalanche released naturally at the road cut near the Twin Slides path. Some skiers witnessed the slide, but no one was caught or buried. Debris from the slide was estimated to be 5 to 8 feet deep and 100 feet wide.

WYDOT crews have worked around the clock trying to keep Teton Pass and the Snake River and Hoback canyons safe for travel. But, Daigle said, stabilizing h...



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