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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two Mountain Roads Are Closed For Winter

(Below is a news release from the Utah Department of Transportation.)

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists that two frequently used mountain passes in the state's northern region will close for the winter Thursday afternoon.

UDOT will close state Road 65, also known as Big Mountain Pass, from milepost 12.8 south of Morgan, to milepost 2.5 in Salt Lake County's East Canyon. Also closing will be state Road 39, also known as Monte Cristo Pass, from east of Huntsville at milepost 37 to milepost 56 west of Woodruff, Rich County. Both routes will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 11. Motorists using these routes are encouraged to have concluded their travel before this time.

Once these routes are closed, gates on both ends at the mileposts noted will be secured and will remain closed through the remainder of the winter.

Information about winter road conditions on all Utah highways, as well as the spring openings of these routes will be announced on the UDOT website at, can be found on the CommuterLink website at, or can be obtained by dialing 511.


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