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Winter closure of U.S. 14A scheduled for noon Monday

Due to high winds, drifting snow and expected blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains this weekend and next week, the annual fall closure of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur at noon Monday, Nov. 22.

"We received word this morning from our Burgess Junction crew that the high winds, drifting snow and forecasted winter weather are causing the closure. For safety reasons, this will be the annual closure," said Wyoming Department of Transportation area maintenance supervisor Brian Pittman of Basin.

The annual winter closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, is at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Bighorn 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 about the end of November. It usually opens for the summer by Memorial Day weekend.

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