Teton Pass reopened around 1 p.m. Saturday after a vehicle fire temporarily closed the road down in both directions.
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Wyoming Highway Patrol announced around 12:30 p.m. Saturday that Highway 22 Teton Pass had closed.
According to Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Allen Wallace, the accident involved a pickup up truck pulling a horse trailer traveling westbound on Wyoming Highway 22.
According to a Nixle report, the incident took place at the intersection of Highway 22 and Old Pass Road in Wilson.
At approximately 11:40 a.m., the driver, a 50-year-old woman from Ashton, Idaho, noticed a fire coming from the engine compartment.
The driver pulled off to the right side of the roadway and the vehicle became fully engulfed in fire.
The driver and her passenger, her 22-year-old daughter, were able to exit the truck safely and get the horse out of the trailer and out of the roadway. Wallace said the horse appeared “remarkably calm” in spite of the danger.
Jackson Hole Fire/EMS arrived on the scene and put the fire out.
Due to the high road temperatures caused by the fire, Teton Pass remained closed for about an hour.
Flat Creek Towing arrived and removed the vehicle on the roadways and the road was able to be reopened.