Highways Closed Over Bighorns
Written by wendycorr on May 29, 2019
YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE… at least not this morning.
The recent rain and snow has caused several rock and mud slides in the area, delaying or even halting traffic on some roads.
As of this morning, a mudslide has slowed traffic between Buffalo and Ten Sleep on Highway 16, although the road is open. A landslide has also slowed traffic on the Chief Joseph Highway, where the speed limit has been reduced to 35 miles per hour with a gravel surface between Cody and the Montana state line.
But all roads are closed between Greybull and Dayton at milepost 76.4 on Highway 14 due to a landslide – AND Highway 14A between the Sheridan and Big Horn County Line and Bear Lodge is also closed due to rock fall. Drivers are warned that they will need to find another route to get from one side of the Bighorn Mountains to the other.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation warns that all mountain highways are facing danger of falling rock due to the high amounts of rain and snow that has fallen in recent weeks.