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Weather Could Impact Travel

Written by on May 17, 2017

Weather the rest of this week will impact travel for people traveling south or northwest out of Cody.

Cody Beers with the Wyoming Department of Transportation said yesterday the amounts of snow and rain that are expected could cause trouble with the landslide on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, as well as encourage more rock slides in Wind River Canyon. He said WYDOT conferred yesterday with the Wyoming High School Activities Association to urge sports teams to travel earlier than anticipated to stay ahead of the weather.


Beers commented that the Department of Transportation, the National Weather Service and the Wyoming High School Activities Association have all been collaborating to provide the best travel information and advice to keep the students safe.

The National Weather Service office in Riverton reports that a low pressure center moving into the area today will produce bands of rain and higher elevation mountain snow, adding to the potential for localized flooding. Wind River Canyon will see a lot of rain and possible snow, increasing the chance for additional rock slides along the roadway.

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