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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Wind River rock slides make travel dangerous

WYDOT advises caution before weekend rains


May 3, 2016

THERMOPOLIS – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is warning that rock slides in the Wind River Canyon have the potential to be a daily occurrence as increased moisture from ground thawing and anticipated rainfall will increase the odds of falling rock.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of control at this time,” noted WYDOT District Engineer Shelby Carlson. “We’re bringing in an emergency contractor [GeoStabilization International of Denver] to help with the more troublesome slopes, and remove potential hazards,” said Carlson.

The firm will be working in the ca...

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