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Wind River Canyon

Hot Springs County Emergency Management isn’t kidding around, sharing some sobering facts about potential disasters – and residents should stay alert. While communities can never know when a potential disaster will happen, it can be anticipated. The Hot Springs County Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) is trying to do just that, urging the public to…

Even while extensive rockfall mitigation work continues in the Wind River Canyon, drivers need to stay on alert for falling rocks – large and small. W.Y.DO.T. project engineer Jordan Erz released a public message about the work in the Wind River Canyon. After a sudden rockfall last week, two contractors and dozens of workers immediately…

There is a flurry of activity in the Wind River Canyon as W.Y.D.O.T. moves up the timeline for essential mitigation projects after last weekend’s rockslide – which means 30+ minute delays this summer. Last Saturday’s rockslide closed the section of US20/WY789 running through the Wind River Canyon for four hours. Because of this, W.Y.D.O.T. isn’t…

The Wind River Canyon was completely closed for a few hours on Saturday after the weekend’s winter weather caused a large landslide. On Saturday, April 23, a significant rockslide occurred near the tunnels at the southern end of the Wind River Canyon around 6 p.m. The slide was large enough to close Wyoming Highway 120…

It’s not spring in the Bighorn Basin until massive boulders fall into the Wind River Canyon outside Thermopolis, but the largest rock stayed off the highway. WYDOT reports another cascade of rocks has fallen into the Wind River Canyon. This is a common occurrence in the canyon, especially during the spring. As the winter snow…


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