Landslide closes Forest road near Pinedale, Wyoming
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
June 10, 2011
Another landslide was discovered on the Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest on the Moose Road, one mile south of the Green River Lakes Road.
The slide has rendered the Moose Road impassable between the Green River Lakes Road and the Gypsum Creek Road. Road closure signs will be posted on both sides of the slide. The slide was discovered and reported to the Forest by Wyoming Game and Fish employee Bubba Haley. "This just shows the interagency cooperation we have all throughout the Forest," said Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan. "The conditions are constantly changing and we have employees scattered across the Bridger-Teton doing assessments and determining the status of our roads and facilities as the snow recedes," she said.
There are no visitors trapped by the Moose Road landslide and no injuries were reported. There is presently no timeframe for reconstructing and reopening the road. The exact date of the slide is not known.
The Bridger-Teton also has landslides across Granite Creek Road on the Jackson District, portions of the Greys River Road on the Greys River District, and other slides not effecting roads in the Snake River Canyon, south of Jackson. "We are asking visitors to be careful when they are out on the Forest as water levels are high and the soils are very saturated as the snow comes off," said Buchanan.