Wet Weather Damaging Roads
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 3, 2017
The heavy, wet spring weather is causing problems for Wyoming roads.
Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel are monitoring six different moisture-related slides on both Togwotee Pass and the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.
WYDOT Maintenance Foreman Paul Boedeker of Dubois said one of the slides near the Shoshone National Forest boundary dropped four inches Thursday.
Two of the three slides on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway are near the intersection of Highway 120 and Highway 296, around milepost 45.5. Neither of those slides has impacted the highway, yet. However, another slide near Dead Indian Creek is in the roadway, and the cracks in the highway are clearly marked with signs.
The Togwotee slides near milepost 40 have caused movements in the highway, and they are clearly signed for drivers to see.
WYDOT Heavy Equipment operator Shaun Emmett of Cody said, quote, “It is shaping up as an interesting spring,” endquote.
–Photo Courtesy WYDOT