Semi utilizes truck arrester on US 16 west of Buffalo

 

July 8, 2021

COURTESY/WYDOT

Entrance into the US 16 truck arrester catch-net system.

Buffalo, Wyo – A five axle flatbed semi hauling bags of bentonite lost control while traveling down US 16 the evening of July 7 causing it to have to utilize the truck arrestor or catch-net system in place near mile marker 85.

The driver and one passenger walked away unharmed.

A truck arrester catch-net cable system is a series of 8 to 10 cable nets that span across a long, narrow ramp adjacent to the highway used to stop runaway vehicles. They are typically installed on mountain passes or highway routes with a steep grade of 6% or more.

This is the ninth time a motorist has had to utilize this system since its installation in 2006.

Motorists are advised the truck arrester will be closed for an undetermined time while repairs are being made.

 
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