- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. (AP) - Transportation officials are working to reopen U.S. 20 through Wind River Canyon in central Wyoming about 10 miles south of Thermopolis.

A mudslide caused by heavy rain closed the road over the weekend.

Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Cody Beers says crews have cleared mud and debris up to 8 feet deep in places.

But continued rainfall made it too dangerous to reopen the highway on Tuesday.

Beers says mud and rock also took out about 300 feet of rail track across the Bighorn River. Railroad crews are still working to repair the track.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, https://www.codyenterprise.com


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