Blowing snow and poor visibility have forced the closure of WYO 70 over Battle Pass between Encampment and Baggs today.

All hunters and and hikers up on the pass are urged to to leave the area as soon as they can with road conditions predicted to further deteriorate into Wednesday morning.

WYO 70 joins as closed a portion of WYO 130 over the Snowy Range between Laramie and Saratoga.

The gates are swung annually on both alpine roadway sections when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical.

Before traveling in Wyoming this winter, or any time of the year, motorists are encouraged to to check the status of their planned route by visiting or by
dialing 511 for real-time information on closures and conditions.