Beartooth Highway, US Highway 212, to Open Friday

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Weather-permitting, the Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, will open Friday at 8:00 a.m.

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout for quickly changing weather, including winter conditions with heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions. Temporary road closures due to winter weather can occur any time on the highway given its high elevation. Drivers should plan to have alternate routes for travel should the highway close.

Check the Montana and Wyoming departments of transportation websites for road updates and status throughout the summer.