JACKSON, WY. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy rescued a driver after a car was buried in an avalanche on Teton Pass in northwest Wyoming.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the car was caught in the slide Wednesday evening, and the pass was closed in both directions. No injuries were reported.
Stephanie Harsha, a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, says the slide was likely triggered naturally. It was about 4 feet (1.2 meters) deep and about 30 feet (9.1 meters) wide.
Crews are preparing for avalanche mitigation on the pass, which will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com