Winter closure of U.S. 14A happening at 2 p.m. today
Due to high winds and blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains, the annual fall closure U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27.
“We received word this morning from our Burgess Junction crew that the high winds and winter weather are causing the closure. For safety reasons, this will be the annual closure,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance foreman Jason Fleming of Lovell.
The annual winter closure of U.S. 14A, 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. WYDOT annually closes this 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming about the end of November. It usually opens for the summer by Memorial Day weekend.