Flooding Restricts Road Access
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 9, 2017
High water is affecting roads throughout the Cody region and into the Big Horn Basin.
The Ishawooa Bridge on the South Fork Highway is restricted to one-lane traffic due to high water, which is eroding the riverbank on the west end of the bridge. This spot is about 31 miles SW of Cody, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office says further erosion may cause closure of the road from the bridge to the end of the paved road.
Additionally, Road 3SL, the Lower Greybull Rd in the Meeteetse area, has approximately 6-10 inch ruts in it and is currently under water. The Sheriff’s Office says travel is advised by 4-wheel drive vehicles only, and anyone traveling on that road should do so at their own risk due to the high water in the Greybull River. And Road 8 South of Burlington is closed due to flooding of the Greybull River there.
Anyone who witnesses flooding in other locations is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office in the appropriate county.