Contact: Cindy Harger, Public Information Specialist
Teton County Road & Storm Update
Wyo., Jan. 9, 2017 – All Teton County Road and Levee
Division crews are out working hard today to ensure access and work toward
safety on the county-maintained portions of Jackson Hole’s road networks.
clear roads and mitigate the icy and often treacherous conditions, the Teton
County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department have asked residents and visitors to avoid any unnecessary travel today.
Levee crews and contractors have cleared snow slides on Fall Creek Road and
Henry’s Road. Work is also underway on the Elk Refuge Road, where significant
amounts of water and flooding have made the road difficult for travel and a contractor
is using a blade to cut drainages.
the Jackson/Teton County START Bus service has been doing its best to adapt to
the changing conditions. As of mid-morning, Teton Valley, Idaho, service had
been suspended until further notice. START will be evaluating Teton Valley
service for Tuesday, according to Transit Director Darren Brugmann.
bus routes made it from Star Valley and into town, although they were
significantly delayed. All three runs are
currently scheduled to depart the Town of Jackson at their normal scheduled
times this evening. The Town Shuttle is currently operating with all four
scheduled buses, and the ADA service is also available.
Village service is operating. “We are, however, at the mercy of road conditions
and incidents,” Brugmann said.
totals from late Sunday through early Monday morning totaled 10-18 inches on
the valley floor, with snow becoming rain this morning, according to the
National Weather Service. Another 1-3 inches are possible throughout the day.
Bridger-Teton National Forest avalanche center has issued a backcountry
avalanche warning, and Teton County schools are closed. Various routes into and
out of the valley have also been treacherous or closed. For the latest on road
closures for Teton Pass, the Snake River Canyon and other major routes, visit
information and updates on storm conditions throughout the day, please stay
tuned to your local media outlets. Also, if you haven’t already, don’t forget
to sign up for Teton County’s community emergency alert network at www.Nixle.com.