The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office has closed Muddy Mountain Road for the winter starting today (Monday).

Road becomes a hazard:

"Muddy Mountain Road becomes impassable, can't get up it any more and they want, for the public safety to go ahead and close the road so no one gets stuck up there. It's going to close this Monday, December 5th. Early Monday morning, they'll put a lock on the gate."

Leslie Collins, spokeswoman for the BLM Casper Office, says the Muddy Mountain area is open for snowmobile use on designated state trails. Ms. Collins says they will open Muddy Mountain Road again in the spring, probably around June 1st, depending on road conditions.