VOTD: Wyoming DOT has a New M101 Howitzer

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If any drivers had been traveling over Teton Pass from Idaho to Wyoming on Thursday they probably would have turned tail and sped back to Teton Valley upon seeing an M101 Howitzer firing rounds right over their heads.

But no cars, or traffic of any sort, got to experience the terror of getting blown away at 8,432 feet because the Wyoming Department of Transportation had closed the road to sight in its new avalanche gun.

WYDOT avalanche technician Jamie Yount manned the 19.5-foot-long, 4,980-pound gun, sending 12 live rounds west into Teton Pass avalanche terrain.

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