Snow plows clear about 4 miles of Yellowstone road
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- About four miles of roadway have been
cleared by snow plows on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation says crews are getting close to the
avalanche zone near Sylvan Pass. They may need to temporarily stop plowing Wednesday
afternoon when the weather warms and the risk of avalanches rises.
Department spokesman Cody Beers says crews have been encountering snow between
3 to 4 feet deep.
The town of Jackson and the Cody Chamber of Commerce are paying for park roads
to be cleared this month because of federal budget cuts.
Roads passing through the south and east entrances are expected to be clear by
the first weekend in May, assuming no major snowstorms disrupt the work.