A slow moving landslide in the town of Jackson has recently made national headlines, but fortunately has only affected a small area of town (150 yards wide). Conditions are improving and the plan is to re-open the affected road soon. The most important thing to know is that Jackson Hole is open for business and visitors. Here is the official release:
A slow-moving landslide that was ﬁrst noticed on April 4, 2014 continues to affect a small neighborhood located off West Broadway in Jackson. The appropriate public ofﬁcials and emergency responders have been working proactively to ensure the safety of all local residents and visitors. Because the landslide is affecting a very isolated area that spans only 150 yards, Jackson remains open for business and welcomes all visitors.
All routes and tourist destinations are completely safe and open (other than the normal seasonal closures). No lodging or activities have been impacted and with the exception of a Walgreens pharmacy, shopping has not been impacted either. Spring is a wonderful time to visit as the valleys begin to shed the winter blanket of snow and animals, such as Grizzly Bears, moose and bison begin introducing their babies to a new world. Events such as ElkFest and Old West Days celebrate the culture and heritage of the Rocky Mountain West.
To find more information on the slide, including a live web-cam, visit: townofjackson.com
Come join us in Jackson Hole for scenes like these: