The orange exclamation point marks the avalanche location. Photo: WYDOT Maps

HOBACK, Wyo. — An avalanche occurred in the Snake River Canyon on Highway 89 between Hoback and Alpine near mile marker 129, announced the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) just after 12:45 p.m.

The orange exclamation point is the avalanche area. Photo: WYDOT Map

The travel lane is blocked. Travelers should be prepared to stop and expect delays.

WYDOT will close the Hoback River Canyon, U.S 191/189 at 6 p.m. today for avalanche mitigation. The closure was planned ahead of the avalanche in the Snake River Canyon.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.