On Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) closed a stretch of Highway 130 through the Snowy Range until spring.

Wyoming Highway 130 (also known as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway) is closed for the winter between mile markers 36 — 48, from the Green Rock trailhead in the east to just above Ryan Park in the west. Parts of the roadway reach 10,800 feet in elevation.

WYDOT closes the roadway each year because “deep snow accumulations make plowing the highway impractical.”

According to WYDOT, last year, Highway 130 first closed November 10 due to wintry conditions before officially closing for the season November 14. Highway 130 closed October 29 in 2019, November 3 in 2018, November 20 in 2017, November 28 in 2016, and November 11 in 2015.

WYDOT says that the road will remain closed until plow drivers are able to remove accumulated snow in the spring.

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