Teton Pass trailers

Teton County Sheriff’s Deputy Landon Call shows the drivers of two trucks hauling shipping containers over Teton Pass on Thursday morning how to download the 511 phone applications for various states, which would inform them of road closures and trailer restrictions in place. The two drivers were cited for violating the ban on trailers on Teton Pass, part of a rash of such incidents that have plagued the busy commuter artery between Teton Valley, Idaho, and Jackson Hole this winter.

Trooper Austin Willette was driving up Teton Pass to help with two trucks pulling shipping containers on trailers that had snarled the morning commute Thursday when he saw a semi-truck headed straight toward the chaos.

So Willette got the truck to back down to a sand storage shed where there was room to turn around. Once in Wilson, Willette conducted a commercial vehicle inspection.

Another illegal trailer

Another driver violating the seasonal trailer prohibition on Teton Pass slides out Thursday morning near First Turn just west of the summit of Teton Pass, blocking hundreds of commuters.

Traffic snarled on Highway 22

Cars stack up on the Idaho side around 9:20 a.m. Thursday as Teton County Sheriff’s Office waits for a tow truck to help move a truck and trailer blocking both lanes of traffic.

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or rebecca@jhnewsandguide.com.

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(1) comment

David Weingart

Impound the trailer, charge $1000/day for storage.

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