WYO 70 over Battle Pass closed for winter

December 14, 2015

Blowing snow and poor visibility forced the closure of WYO 70 over Battle Pass between Encampment and Baggs on Dec. 14.

It is the last of the three Wyoming passes that close seasonally to close this year. WYO 130 over the Snowy Range Pass between Laramie and Saratoga closed on Nov. 12, and US 14A between Lovell and Burgess Junction closed Dec. 1.

The scenic high-elevation passes are closed annually when relatively low traffic, combined with increasing snow accumulations, make plowing operations impractical.

Before traveling in Wyoming this winter, motorists are encouraged to to check the status of their planned route by visiting www.wyoroad.info or by dialing 511 for real-time information on closures and conditions.