Teton Pass closed indefinitely; Gordon declares emergency

JACKSON - There's no timeline yet for how long Teton Pass will remain closed after a weekend landslide left a gaping hole in the highway linking the communities and economies of Idaho and Wyoming.

But Wyoming Department of Transportation crews have pinpointed the area where the ground had been shifting under the highway, and that "acceleration of movement" has stopped, WYDOT spokesperson Stephanie Harsha said Sunday.

The landslide isn't the only threat to the corridor, which shuttles goods and people across the state line and a winding mountain pass. A mudslide also continues to menace the hig...

 

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