The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) advises motorists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts that state Road 65, the Big Mountain Highway, will close to all traffic for the winter at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov, 26.
SR-65 will close between Milepost 14, south of the East Canyon Resort, Morgan County, and Milepost 3 near the Emigration Canyon Road turn-off in Salt Lake County. Once the gates are shut and the road is closed, the entire length of the roadway between these two points will remain out of service to all vehicles through approximately late May 2013. This highway is closed for the winter months each year due to traveler safety concerns combined with the prohibitive costs of keeping it clear of snow and open to traffic. Motorists should use I-84 and SR-66, and I-80 and SR-65 south of Emigration Canyon Road to access areas immediately north and south of the winter closure.
For information about Utah road conditions 24-hours per day, go to the UDOT website at udot.utah.gov, and click on the Traffic tab. Cell phone or portable device users can also download the free Utah Traffic App, available for in the “iPhone App Store,” and for Android devices at the “Google Play” marketplace.