Montana Crews Clearing Beartooth Highway to Wyoming
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Montana Highway crews have been working for more than a month to clear snow from the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge.
Crews hope to have the seasonal road open by May 24 — the start of Memorial Day Weekend.
Montana Department of Transportation crews are clearing snow from an 11-mile stretch of the road to the top of Beartooth Pass, on the Wyoming border. The National Park Service maintains the rest of the high-altitude scenic road as it dips into Wyoming, back into Montana and into Yellowstone National Park at Cooke City.
The Billings Gazette reports road maintenance crews also remove fallen rocks and repair guardrails damaged over the winter.