Park County Schools and Roads Close on Wednesday, Dec. 21 Due to Blizzard Conditions | Big Horn Radio Network | Wyoming

Park County Schools and Roads Close on Wednesday, Dec. 21 Due to Blizzard Conditions

Written by on December 21, 2022

Park County is effectively closed today, as all roads and both major school districts are shut down due to whiteout conditions and unsafe travel.

Because of the intensity of the snow, much of Park County is closed on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The National Weather Service anticipates a total of one to two inches of snow accumulation on Wednesday, in addition to wind chills as low as 50 below zero.

Details on local closures can be found below. This list will be updated as information becomes available.

U.S. Highway 14A & county roads

U.S. Highway 14A between Cody and Powell & Cody and Lovell is closed by order of the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Similarly, the Park County Sheriff’s Office has closed all county roads to unnecessary travel.

Similarly, the Park County Sheriff’s Office closed all county roads to unnecessary travel.

Park County School District #6 (Cody)

Superintendent Vernon Orndorff announced all schools in the district were closed and classes canceled as of 7:10 a.m.

The superintendent sent the following message at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday morning:

“Park County School District 6 families: I apologize for the late notice to cancel school for today. We are communicating out a reunification plan for those families that have students that were transported to school. We will be contacting those families to return students safely home. I appreciate your help and support in these unfavorable conditions.”

Park County School District #1 (Powell)

All schools are closed, and classes are canceled as of 6:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for the entire Bighorn Basin. The warning remains in effect until noon on Friday, Dec. 23.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.


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