Two great websites are offering on-line video of Beartooth Highway spring plowing progress, and Yellowstone National Park road plowing updates. Visit them for daily progress reports as you plan your 2013 Beartooth Highway adventure!
Published on Apr 29, 2013
Halfway between Vista Point and Mae West. Crews came in early this morning while the snow is still cold. The snow gets “sticky” in the afternoon sun.
Yellowstone National Park Makes Plowing Progress
Plowing park roads is a monumental challenge each year. Unpredictable spring snow storms or other events can slow plowing progress. It is not uncommon for plowing crews to re-plow sections of park roads when weather events happen. Each spring, park road crews clear snow and ice from 198 miles of main road, 124 miles of secondary roads and 125 acres of parking lots inside the park as well as 31 miles of the Beartooth Highway outside the park’s Northeast Entrance to prepare for the summer season.