The Beartooth Pass at the Montana-Wyoming border has been closed due to snowfall and drifting.
Officials will reevaluate the Pass at noon to determine whether it is safe to open again. Otherwise, the Pass will remain closed until at least Friday morning.
Any travelers currently on the road will have to turn around; in Montana they will be turned around outside Red Lodge, while in Wyoming they will have to turn around at Long Lake.
If snowy and/or otherwise inclement conditions persist, officials may close the road early.
This sudden closure comes after road construction was announced for the beginning of October, which would have closed the Beartooth Highway early anyhow.
We will keep you abreast of any updates on the condition of the Beartooth Pass.
UPDATE: the Beartooth will remain closed until at least Friday morning, due to squalls and more snowfall.