Beartooth Highway

Cooke City, Montana
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Several days after Yellowstone National Park reopened its two Wyoming entrances to visitors, the park lifted the gates at its north and northeastern Montana entrances for through-traffic only. It may provide relief for some business owners during Memorial Day weekend.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The speed limit on a deadly stretch of U.S. 212 in southeast Montana has been reduced to 65 mph.

Inclement weather closed the Beartooth Highway in Montana October 8.
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The Beartooth Pass has closed for the season.

MT Traffic Fatalities Outpacing Last Year

May 24, 2016
Montana Department of Transportation

The Montana Department of Transportation reports that traffic fatalities are outpacing this same period last year. That’s even before the start to the traditional summer driving season which begins with the Memorial Day weekend.

MDT Director Mike Tooley says as of May 16, 2016, 61 people, or 19 ahead of the same period last year, have lost their lives in vehicle crashes in Montana.