Props To Teton Pass WYDOT Crew

While you have been sleeping the past few days, WYDOT crews have been working their butts off trying to get Teton Pass’s Highway 22 open and safe for car travel. As you can see in the photo below, with all the new snow Jackson Hole have been getting, this hasn’t been an easy task and this car got smoked by an avalanche in the early morning hours today. Skiers, please choose your line wisely if you are skiing on the north side of the road today and let those WYDOT workers get some much needed sleep.

Photo courtesy of Jamie Yount, WYDOT Avalanche Technician.


8 Responses to “Props To Teton Pass WYDOT Crew”

  1. 1 mike fischer Jan 22nd, 2012 at 10:21 am

    wydot guys all deserve a pat on the back.thanks

  2. 2 Aaron Jan 22nd, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Nice post Steve. WYDOT does a great job up there.

  3. 3 C.A. Jan 23rd, 2012 at 8:58 am

    The photo of the large deposition pile was taken by Bill Nicholson of the Idaho Transportation Dept.. It was taken on 1/20/2012 on a closed section of Hwy 21. The photo was originally posted on ITD’s Facebook page.

  4. 4 Nick Jan 23rd, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Wow – reminds me of a photo from Emerald Bay in Tahoe last year. Sounds like WYDOT works as hard as the Caltrans folks here. Good on those guys/gals for keeping the roads open and safe for folks.

  5. 5 Onue Jan 23rd, 2012 at 11:56 am

    There was a car that was buried in Hoback Canyon. Are you sure this isn’t that car?

  6. 6 JASMINE Jan 23rd, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    That car was mine!! It was a crazy experience! We came around the corner and all of sudden saw the snow coming down the mountain, I slammed the brakes to avoid it but it was too late. We could hear the snow whooshing onto the car. Obviously we couldn’t get out on the passenger side, but the driver’s side was fine. Took a little while for another car to come so we could call for help. After all was said and done we were there for 4 hours. We were fine and my 4Runner was fine too! I drive that road every day and I’ll never look at that slide area the same!!!!

  7. 7 randosteve Jan 23rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    jasmine…thanks for chiming in. that is a great story and we are glad you are still around to tell it.

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