- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An avalanche suspected of being caused by a skier swept across a mountain pass in northwest Wyoming and came close to pushing one vehicle over a steep slope.

No one was hurt when the avalanche occurred about 4:50 p.m. Thursday along Wyoming 22 between Jackson and the Idaho state line.

Sgt. Matt Carr of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/2h94LF1 ) that about 100 yards of the highway at Teton Pass was buried in up to 20 feet of snow.

Authorities didn’t release the name of the man whose vehicle was knocked on its side by the avalanche and came to rest on the edge of a precipice.

The pass was closed most of the night but was reopened Friday morning.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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