Plowing crews work top of Sylvan Pass

Apr 9, 2013 The Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Snow plowing crews in Yellowstone National Park will be working to clear the top of Sylvan Pass this week.

So far, the Wyoming Department of Transportation says 7.1 miles of road have been cleared. Department spokesman Cody Beers says crews didn't plow on Friday and will likely continue working four, 10-hour days this week.

The town of Jackson and the Cody Chamber of Commerce are paying for park roads to be cleared this month after park officials delayed their normal plowing because of federal budget cuts.

Roads passing through the south and east entrances are expected to be clear by the first weekend in May, assuming no major snowstorms disrupt the work.

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