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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

County clarifies, roads not to be closed


October 12, 2018

WORLAND – In response to some public concern and outcry, Washakie County Commissioner Fred Frandson reiterated on Wednesday that the county has no plans to close two heavy-traveled roads, but rather to restrict them to local-only traffic.

The two roads in question, Washakie Ten and the Lower Nowood Road west of Ten Sleep, have seen much recent damage due to heavy out-of-state and semi-truck traffic, and residents have expressed their concerns to the commission regarding high rates of speed along those roads.

“There’s still residential life on those roads,” said Frandson, “and resi...

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