WYDOT Urges Extra Caution of Greybull Highway

WYDOT Urges Extra Caution of Greybull Highway

Written by on March 27, 2023

Clearing U.S. Highway 14/16/20 between Cody and Greybull will take more time and effort as W.Y.D.O.T. repairs essential equipment, which means drivers must be even more cautious if they take the trip.

W.Y.D.O.T. Public Relations Specialist Cody Beers says two feet of snow fell on sections of the highway during the weekend’s winter storm. Sections like Eagle Pass were hit especially hard.

Normally, W.Y.D.O.T. would have quickly cleared the highway for traffic. But a rotary snow blower used to clear snow in the region is disabled and currently under repair.

While little if any additional snow is anticipated in the forecast for the next few days, there will always be wind in the region.

Greybull Highway snow on webcam

Courtesy WYDOT District 5

If the wind picks up and blows snow across U.S. 14/16/20, “the roadway is going to close itself” before W.Y.D.O.T. can fully clear it.

WYDOT’s plan is to do its best to keep the snow removed from the roadway in this area. However, snow removal efforts may occur under traffic control if needed.

The damaged rotary snow blower is being repaired at W.Y.D.O.T.’s Cody office. Once it’s fixed, it’ll be back to work but there’s no timeline for when this will happen.

As of Monday morning, U.S. Highway 14/16/20 is categorized as Moderate Impact from Cody to the county line on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map.

Motorists are advised to monitor wind conditions and road conditions at wyoroad.info before traveling in areas such as this in Park County. Until then, patience and safety are essential.

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