Blow, blow on the range

WYDOT workers take snow plows and blowers up the range about a half a mile a day

 

Joshua Wood

Two snow blowers remove snow from the sides of the highway after the lead snow blower has gone through.

Spring may feel like it's finally arriving in the Valley, and summer is right behind it, but up on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway it seems as if winter has no intention of letting go. While the "official" date declaring the beginning of summer may vary depending on who you ask, the opening of this section of Wyoming Highway 130 is often considered the start of the season.

Down here, the river is rising, birds are chirping and trees are budding. Up on Snowy Range, however, crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation are working in snow that's over five feet deep in areas. What does it...



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