- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say an avalanche buried a 5-ton truck near Jackson as the snow continued to pile up in western Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://goo.gl/UwKQxl ) multiple avalanches closed U.S. Highway 89 between Hoback and Alpine on Wednesday afternoon, and one of the slides fell onto a Lower Valley Energy bucket truck.

Driver Clay Skinner tells the newspaper he saw a large cloud of snow before the truck was hit. He and his passenger escaped without injury, but most of the truck was buried.

Wednesday marked the third straight day of snow falling in Jackson and the surrounding areas.

Area mountains had received up to 50 inches by Wednesday afternoon, and while ski resorts are enjoying the fresh snow, road crews have been taxed trying to keep up.


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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide