Driver Stranded On Beartooth Highway After Avoiding Road Closed Sign

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A.P. 4-27.2015

Park County sheriff’s officials say two women had to be rescued after they got stuck in a snowdrift on the Beartooth Highway, which is still closed this time of year.

Sheriff’s officials say the driver admitted that she drove around a “road closed” sign on Montana Highway 212 east of Cooke City, Montana, on Saturday. The women from Iowa and Massachusetts said they had warm clothes and food with them but no water.

They called 911 around 9:30 p.m. A sheriff’s deputy and a local search and rescue member pulled their car out a couple hours later.