- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming officials have opened Wind River Canyon after a rock fall, but state Department of Transportation personnel will continue to monitor the area.

The Powell Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/243F6Dw ) that WyDOT crews cleared some of the rock fall from U.S. 20 inside Wind River Canyon Tuesday evening, but had to leave to ensure worker safety. The highway was closed at either end of the canyon overnight.

WyDOT District Engineer Shelby Carlson of Basin says a few more big rocks fell overnight but the rock fall slowed. Carlson says the canyon will be monitored for increasing rock fall activity throughout Wednesday.

WyDOT geologists will assess the canyon Wednesday.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, https://www.powelltribune.com


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