Drivers Urged to Slow Down
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 5, 2018
People are driving too fast.
That’s according to Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. He told KODI listeners on Speak Your Piece yesterday that in the last month, there have been three different instances in the Cody region of vehicles traveling too fast and causing road hazards.
Beers says in one instance, a vehicle hauling a snowmobile trailer was driving too fast and lost control on the Chief Joseph Highway on the way to Cooke City, Montana; in another instance, a crash occurred on the intersection of the Meeteetse and Greybull highways near Cody as a vehicle pulled out in front of another. He says that people need to take a deep breath and just slow down when winter conditions exist, adding that the Department of Transportation is working as fast, and as smart, as they can.
Beers says that while the region has been fortunate, and that there haven’t been any winter driving fatalities to this point, he urges drivers to accept that winter weather affects roads, and the WYDOT crews are working as fast as they can, considering the conditions.