Opening of Montana highway delayed by bad weather conditions
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The opening of the Beartooth Highway up to the Montana-Wyoming state line has been delayed by recent weather.
The Billings Gazette reports the highway will be open to the Vista Point rest area Friday beginning at 8 a.m.
Officials say more than three feet of snow dropped over the mountain roadway this week and that additional snow and high winds were expected Thursday night.
Officials say crews in Montana and Wyoming expect to have the road open to the state line by Saturday morning.
A Montana Department of Transportation spokesperson says the road work is “weather permitting, and those conditions change very quickly.”
Travelers planning to visit the Beartooth Highway are advised to check the Montana transportation department’s website or phone application for updated road conditions, including closures.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com