Avalanche On Teton Pass Nearly Causes Vehicle To Be Pushed Off A Slope
An avalanche suspected of being caused by a skier swept across a mountain pass in northwest Wyoming and came close to pushing one vehicle over a steep slope.
No one was hurt when the avalanche occurred about 4:50 p.m. Thursday (December 15th) along Wyoming State Highway 22 between Jackson and the Idaho state line.
Sgt. Matt Carr of the Teton County Sheriff's Office says that about 100 yards of the highway at Teton Pass was buried in up to 20 feet of snow.
Authorities didn't release the name of the man whose vehicle was knocked on its side by the avalanche and came to rest on the edge of a precipice.
The pass was closed most of the night, but was reopened Friday morning.