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Snow forces closure of Beartooth Pass at Vista Point Saturday

Posted at 4:28 PM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 15:46:15-04

RED LODGE — The Beartooth Pass was closed on the Montana side at Vista Point Saturday around 1 p.m. due to winter weather, according to a media release from the Montana Department of Transportation.

Motorists leaving Red Lodge to travel south on Highway 212 will be forced to turn around at Vista Point.

According to MDT, winter weather is occurring on the pass from Vista Point, to the Montana/Wyoming state line and down the Wyoming side of the pass.

The Beartooth Pass is scheduled to close for the winter on Oct. 12, but could close earlier if weather creates dangerous driving conditions. To view the statewide road conditions map updated by MDT, click here.