Beartooth Highway opens for travelers

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Beartooth Highway connecting Yellowstone National Park and Red Lodge, Mont., has opened.

The Montana Department of Transportation in a news release Saturday says motorists should watch for icy spots at higher elevations.

The tourist-attracting Beartooth Highway is a national scenic byway that offers stunning views of mountain ranges while taking motorists from Red Lodge to Cooke City and the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

The road over 10,947-foot Beartooth Pass had been scheduled to open Friday but a spring storm delayed the opening.