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Beartooth Highway to open in time for Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 5:01 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 23:55:03-04

RED LODGE – The Montana side of the Beartooth Highway will open Friday at 8 a.m., according to a press release from the Montana Department of Transportation. It will be open to the Vista Point rest area.

The highway will open to the state line Saturday morning.

Recent weather has delayed opening to the state line as crews continue clearing about three feet of snow, and additional snow and heavy winds are expected Thursday night.

Since April, state maintenance crews have been clearing snow from the road and preparing to meet the traditional opening of the highway for Memorial weekend.

Video and photos of the clearing are available by clicking here.

Those planning to travel on the Beartooth Highway are urged to dial 511 or 1-800-226-7623 or visit here for the latest road reports. Conditions on the Beartooth can change quickly due to snow and weather, causing the road to be closed without advanced notice.