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Caution Urged Through Wind River Canyon

Written by on April 28, 2017

Wind River Canyon remains open at this time, but that could change with today’s wet weather.

Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel continue to monitor the Canyon after rock fell onto the highway this week.

WYDOT spokesman Cody Beers said rockslides continued yesterday, adding that falling rock could continue to be a problem through May because of the wet spring weather.

Beers says the department is encouraging drivers to slow down through the canyon and watch for falling rocks, while avoiding stopping in the Canyon. He also pointed out the usefulness of WYDOT’s 511 phone app, which is useful for planning trips during less than ideal weather.

Beers said that WYDOT geologists were in the canyon Thursday assessing the stability of the canyon walls. He added that Wilson Bros. Construction of Cowley is currently working in the canyon on a rock removal project addressing the mud slides from Memorial Day weekend two years ago, and said the contractor has agreed to help WYDOT clean up this week’s rock slides over the coming weeks.

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