U.S. Highway 14-A closes for the winter

Posted 11/23/21

Due to high winds, drifting snow and blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains, U.S. Highway 14-A between Burgess Junction and Lovell closed for the winter at noon on Monday.

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U.S. Highway 14-A closes for the winter

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Due to high winds, drifting snow and blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains, U.S. Highway 14-A between Burgess Junction and Lovell closed for the winter at noon on Monday.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation annually closes the 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Bighorn Mountains about the end of November. The closing date was set for Monday after the Burgess Junction crew reported high winds and drifting snow on Friday morning, with more winter weather in the forceast.

“For safety reasons, this will be the annual closure,” said WYDOT area maintenance supervisor Brian Pittman of Basin.

The closure of U.S. 14-A west of Burgess Junction is at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Bighorn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction is just east of milepost 98.1.

The route usually opens for the summer by Memorial Day weekend.

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