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Blower - April 16, 2012

Blower - April 16, 2012 Blade working on snow on roadway - April 16, 2012 Blower clearing roadway - April 16, 2012 Blower clearing roadway - April 16, 2012 Blower clearing roadway - April 16, 2012 Snowcat working on snow - April 16, 2012 Snowcat working on snow - April 16, 2012 Snowcat working on snow - April 16, 2012 Throwing snow over the rail - April 17, 2012 Undoing the progress - April 17, 2012 Making progress - April 17, 2012 April 17, 2012 Blading the snow - April 17, 2012 Blading the snow - April 17, 2012 The trail - April 17, 2012 Snow blader - April 17, 2012 April 17, 2012 In the drift Snow cat working on snow drift Equipment - April 18, 2012

Clearing the Beartooth Highway Pass. Pass elevation is 10,947 ft and can see drifts up to 26 feet. Crews start clearing in April and hope to have the highway open by Memorial Day.

Snow levels vary and drifts can be as high as 26 feet in the higher elevations.

MDT is responsible for the highway to the Montana/Wyoming border, where the National Park Service takes over maintenance responsibilities through Wyoming, back into Montana and into Yellowstone Park. MDT and NPS coordinate closely in keeping the road open throughout the summer.

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Ambling Rileys says:

Thanks for the pictures and video! I'll be taking my wife to Cooke City for her first time this June and this is making us very excited. I was worried that there would be too much snow coming so early in the season but it looks like it will be perfect. Thanks for what yall do!
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