(South Pass, WY) – A message from WYDOT District 5 to the drivers: WY28 is closed over South Pass and will likely remain closed until at least this evening.
Yesterday, 60 mph winds combined with snow created 4-foot drifts through Red Canyon and to the top of the mountain at the Sweetwater Rest Area. Another 2-4 inches of snow is in the forecast for today. Today’s temperature has dropped and the winds have subsided, but snow plow drivers had to chain up plow trucks to make the first pass through 24 inches of drifted snow this morning between Lander and Farson. Drivers are asked to avoid stacking up at the road closed gates on each end of the WY28 road closure.
When the road hopefully opens later today, wyoroad.info and the Wyoming 511 App will reflect the road being open.