Wyoming landslide: Section of highway collapses in ‘catastrophic’ failure

Wyoming landslide: Section of highway collapses in ‘catastrophic’ failure

The Teton Pass highway between Wyoming and Idaho got swept away by a landslide this weekend, causing major disruptions to commuter traffic.

The area saw major temperature increases over the past three days, causing the Teton Range to experience snowmelt, which prompted the landslides.

The roadway at milepost 12.8 “catastrophically failed,” officials said, adding that crews were working on creating a detour around the initial damage, “but the landslide continued to move, taking out the whole road.” No one was injured.

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This photo provided by Wyoming Highway Patrol shows a damaged section of Teton Pass near Jackson, Wyo., on Saturday, June 8, 2024, that officials said had “catastrophically failed.” (Wyoming Highway Patrol via AP)

Drivers are recommended to take state Highway 31 to U.S. Highway

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