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Teton Pass roadway collapses; long-term closure expected

Teton Pass (Teton County WYDOT Facebook)

JACKSON, Wyo. — The roadway alongside Teton Pass at mile marker 12.8 has collapsed, according to a Teton County Wyoming Department of Transportation Facebook post. The department expects the road will be unnavigable for the long term.

According to the post, WYDOT and Evans Construction crews were already at the scene attempting to establish a detour around the road damage resulting from a landslide before the landslide resumed and took out the remainder of the road. According to the post, no one was hurt and no equipment was damaged.

WYDOT said that it is working on establishing a long-term solution and repairs, and that it will disseminate more information on those efforts soon.

In a recent facebook post , Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon reported that he met with WYDOT and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security officials this morning to coordinate a response. He added that he is thankful for the efforts of WYDOT to protect the public and that no one was hurt in the incident.

“I recognize the impacts this closure has to Teton County residents, regional commuters and the local economy, and we are in direct communication with local officials,” Gordon said in his post. “We will continue to provide updates on the road status as additional information becomes available.”

The WYDOT Facebook post also reported that a mudslide at mile marker 15 on Teton Pass has spilled onto the roadway and crews are actively working on clearing the debris.

Teton Pass (Teton County WYDOT Facebook)
Teton Pass (Teton County WYDOT Facebook)