CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The first major snowfall of the season has dumped closed to a foot of snow in the mountains of northwest Wyoming.

The National Weather Service says 11 inches of snow had fallen by Wednesday afternoon on Togwotee Pass in Teton County.

Up to a foot of snow was possible in areas above 8,500 foot elevation in the Teton Range, Yellowstone National Park and parts of the Absaroka Mountains. Up to 6 inches was possible in lower elevations to 6,000 feet.

A winter storm warnings and watches were posted for northwest and central Wyoming, including the Lander foothills.

A section of U.S. 212 was closed at Beartooth Pass because of snow Wednesday afternoon.
The Weather Service said the snow is likely to spread into central and southwest Wyoming by Thursday.