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Significant Portion of the Teton Pass Collapses

Teton Pass collapse
Teton Pass collapse | Image by WYDOT Teton County/Facebook

Over the weekend, a “catastrophic failure” caused a significant portion of the Teton Pass roadway near Jackson, Wyoming, to collapse.

A road near Jackson, Wyoming, a well-liked tourist spot, caved in on Saturday due to a landslide. Fox News reported that the collapse of Teton Pass road in Wyoming is described by officials as a ‘catastrophic failure.’

“The roadway at milepost 12.8 on Teton Pass ‘catastrophically failed,’ severing a large chunk of the winding road, and will remain closed as officials plan how to repair the damage, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) said.

“‘We understand this highway is a lifeline for commuters, deliveries, medical care access and tourism, especially with limited alternatives and the summer season upon us,’ WYDOT Director Darin Westby said in a statement.

“Aerial photos and drone video show a sheer chasm where the roadway’s pavement used to be, and a guardrail dangling down the collapsed section onto loose dirt and rocks.”

To see footage and read the entire Fox News article, please look HERE.

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