Teton Pass closed for second time in 2 days after mudslide

A sudden mudslide Friday morning has engulfed a portion of the Teton Pass in Wyoming, closing it to travelers until further notice.

A sudden mudslide Friday morning has engulfed a portion of the Teton Pass in Wyoming, closing it to travelers until further notice. (Wyoming Department of Transportation)


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JACKSON, Wyoming — A mudslide Friday morning has engulfed a portion of the Teton Pass, closing it to travelers until further notice.

Wyoming Highway 22 at the Teton Pass closed at 4:18 a.m. Friday after a mudslide came down at milepost 15, near the scale house, breaching both travel lanes, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

"Crews have been working to clear the debris, but additional material continues to flow into the roadway," states a Facebook post from the department. "There is no estimated time of opening."

Teton Pass was closed on Thursday afternoon due to a large crack in the road caused by a landslide. Crews are using this second closure as an opportunity to evaluate the temporary patch and movement at milepost 12.8.

A mudslide has caused Teton Pass in Wyoming to close Friday.
A mudslide has caused Teton Pass in Wyoming to close Friday. (Photo: Wyoming Department of Transportation)

Officials say the movement caused a crack and drop in the road, resulting in unsafe driving conditions Thursday. Early reports indicate that there has been additional movement in the crack since Thursday's repairs.

More information will be available after a more thorough investigation can be completed," says the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

"If crews deem the section of roadway unsafe for travel, the closure could continue after the cleanup of the mudslide at milepost 15," the department says.

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