Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance crews reopened the seasonally-closed section of Wyoming Highway 70 today for the summer season

Casper, WY – According to the state officials, crews from Saratoga and Baggs started work on the 23-mile stretch of highway in early May, using multiple rotary plows, snowcats and other heavy equipment to clear large drifts of snow.

State officials also said that the highway is one of several high-elevation mountain roads in Wyoming that closes annually in late autumn when relatively low traffic and deep snow accumulations render plowing operations impractical.

This season the route, which tops out at 9,955 feet as it crosses the Continental Divide at Battle Pass, closed November 29.

Motorists through the scenic highway should use caution; severe weather is still possible at higher elevations in late spring, including heavy, wet, intense snow storms.

Check road conditions before you travel at www.wyoroad.info or on the Wyoming 511 mobile app.

WYDOT maintenance crews may be in the area in the coming weeks to make repairs to items like guardrail or sign posts damaged by snow.

Stay alert for workers in the area and be prepared to slow down.

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