Traffic Concerns Continue Around the State
Written by wendycorr on June 3, 2019
Heavy spring rainfall in Wyoming has led to erosion, rock fall and mudslide issues around the state.
A number of roads have been closed and reopened, and three areas currently still have travel impacts. The biggest travel impacts related to the spring weather are on the Chief Joseph Highway at the Pat O’Hara Creek bridge, also in Wind River Canyon and on Highway 14 west of Dayton.
For the month of May, precipitation has been as much as 200 percent higher than normal in Wyoming, according to DayWeather President and Meteorologist Don Day. Day said March and April were also very wet months, with more to come in June. He says the combination of the heavy precipitation and the fact that a lot of the snow hasn’t melted means we are going to continue to be concerned about slides.
Falling rock advisories remain in effect on a number of mountain highways in and around Wyoming, including in the Wind River Canyon, US 14/16/20 west of Cody, US 16 east of Ten Sleep, US 14 east of Greybull, US 14A east of Lovell, and WYO 296 and WYO 212 northwest of Cody.