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Sunlight Residents May Be Impacted By Landslide

Written by on April 20, 2018

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working on both long term and short term fixes for the landslide that has shut down one lane of the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.
The slide, which was discovered Thursday morning, is in the same area where parts of the highway gave way at this same time last year. A 10-foot width and 48,000-pound restriction is in place for Highway 296 until further notice.
Cody Beers with WYDOT says that one-way traffic is in place, and the department plans to keep the road open.

Because of the severity of the slide, WYDOT is notifying residents of Sunlight Basin, Crandall and other areas along Chief Joseph that they can contact WYDOT personnel with questions or concerns. Those names and phone numbers are available on KODI’s Facebook page and website. Beers says that they are working on contingency plans in case the situation gets worse.

Residents of Sunlight Basin, Crandall and other areas along Chief Joseph Scenic Highway: If you have any questions relative to the Chief Joe Slide at milepost 26 on Wyoming 296, please call Cody Maintenance Foreman James Berry or Cody Resident Engineer Todd Frost (307) 587-2220, or Area Maintenance Supervisor Brian Pittman, District Engineer Pete Hallsten or District Maintenance Engineer Lyle Lamb at (307) 568-3400, or Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers at (307) 431-1803.
Please send email questions to Cody Beers at

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