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Plowing

The Beartooth Highway is a “snow go” for tourists, and W.Y.D.O.T. and M.D.O.T. say it will take until next week to remove four feet of snow dropped on the pass since it opened – and closed – on May 27. Last Friday, the Beartooth Highway opened for Summer 2022 at 8 a.m. By 5 p.m.,…

Friday, May 27, will be a day of highway openings, as three scenic drives in northwest Wyoming – the Beartooth Highway, U.S. 14A, and the Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone – are opening for Summer 2022. May 27 could be considered the official start of the summer in northwest Wyoming. By that time, all major roads…

WYDOT and W.H.P. were ready for April 22’s sudden snowstorm, but the biggest issue for troopers and plowers was overly ambitiously, gate-rushing stubborn drivers. Rather than focus on opening the roads, operators had to pull away from plowing and focus on removing vehicles from the road to complete plowing. Troopers responded to stranded motorists who…

Yellowstone National Park prepares for the summer of its 150th anniversary by plowing the park’s roads in anticipation of the millions of people soon to come. Roads in Yellowstone National Park began closing to oversnow travel on March 6. Spring plowing operations have begun and will continue as additional segments of roads close. All oversnow…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…


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