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Tuesday evening rockslide closes road, destroys guardrail on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 


May 4, 2017

THERMOPOLIS — Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel reopened U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 through Wind River Canyon about 1 a.m. Wednesday after a rockslide closed the highway and destroyed about 100 feet of guardrail.

“The rockslide covered both driving lanes of the highway at the north end of Wind River Canyon, took out about 100 feet of guardrail, and damaged the highway shoulder,” according to WYDOT area maintenance supervisor Clint Huckfeldt of Thermopolis. “The highway was closed for about 90 minutes.”

Huckfeldt encourages drivers to continue to monitor road conditions this...

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