- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The latest snowstorm to hit western Wyoming has dropped up to 2 feet of snow, causing avalanches and treacherous travel conditions in the Jackson Hole region.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported (https://bit.ly/2jaf3Gb ) that Teton County schools were closed Monday because of poor road conditions.

Heavy snow even caused the Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort to announce a delay in opening ski runs Monday morning.

Multiple avalanches on three routes into Jackson Hole kept Wyoming Department of Transportation crews busy all night.

WYDOT spokeswoman Stephanie Harsha says one avalanche buried a road in 15 feet of snow.

Winter storm warnings have been posted for much of western Wyoming. Snowfall amounts included 8 to 20 inches around Jackson with up to 2 feet in the western and central mountains.

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


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