- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Transportation is keeping an eye on deep cracks opening up in a highway through a landslide zone in western Wyoming.

The cracks in U.S. Highway 26/89 through Snake River Canyon measure up to 4 inches wide and 2 feet deep.

KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, Idaho, reports (https://bit.ly/2mBnBXj ) ground movement is affecting a section of the northbound lanes 2 miles south of Hoback Junction. The area is roughly 100 feet long and 30 feet wide.

WyDOT maintenance foreman Bruce Daigle says unusually wet weather is causing the problem. For now, highway officials urge drivers to be careful but say they’re mobilizing crews and equipment in anticipation of collapse.

They say they won’t hesitate to close the canyon if conditions become unsafe.



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