Traffic snarled on Jackson Hole roads Wednesday as winter weather oozed through the area, a driver jackknifed on top of Teton Pass and highway crews shut the Hoback Canyon for avalanche mitigation.

The trouble started around 9 a.m., when commuters ground to a halt a few hundred feet west of the summit of Teton Pass. As they started calling their employers and grumbling about the latest iteration in a season-long quagmire — illegal trailers flowing over the pass like water before getting stuck, or stopping traffic — skiers and snowboarders preparing to hike up the Glory bootpack heckled the stuck driver.

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Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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