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Teton Pass

A Wyoming Department of Transportation crew clears snow from Teton Pass in April 2018. A sheriff's deputy rescued a driver after a car was buried in an avalanche on the pass.

JACKSON (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy rescued a driver after a car was buried in an avalanche on Teton Pass in northwest Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the car was caught in the slide Wednesday evening, and the pass was closed in both directions. No injuries were reported.

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Stephanie Harsha, a spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, says the slide was likely triggered naturally. It was about 4 feet deep and about 30 feet wide.

Crews are preparing for avalanche mitigation on the pass, which will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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