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Weather forces postponement of Wind River Canyon highway closure

THERMOPOLIS — A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 has been rescheduled to Thursday in Wind River Canyon. The closure is intended to help a contractor successfully and safely bring a large rock off the canyon wall to the edge of the highway.

 

December 6, 2017



THERMOPOLIS — A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 has been rescheduled to Thursday in Wind River Canyon. The closure is intended to help a contractor successfully and safely bring a large rock off the canyon wall to the edge of the highway.

Wyoming Department of Transportation geologists have determined that the large rock needs to be removed from the rock wall prior to winter near the Fremont-Hot Springs county line.

TWO-HOUR CLOSURE

“The two-hour highway closure is scheduled between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday,” said WYDOT resident engineer Kaia Tharp of Thermopolis.

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