Wyoming Department of Transportation

LARAMIE —The final draft of Wyoming’s National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure deployment plan is available for public comment.  WYDOT’s plan outlines how the state will use federal money to build out a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations to bolster Wyoming’s transportation...
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon is set to declare an emergency in response to historic flooding in Yellowstone National Park.  Flooding began Monday, and has since destroyed several roads, bridges and structures in the park and to the north. Park officials say it will take months, if not years, to...

Large Photo: A shot of Yellowstone National Park’s North entrance road between Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said Tuesday flooding caused by a combination of torrential rains and melting snow caused sufficient damage at the park to keep its northern portion closed for a long period of time. (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)

 

Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, has affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center. Access to the town is limited due to road closings on Highway 308 and U.S. Highway 212, including the Beartooth Pass. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune)

CASPER — Law enforcement around Yellowstone National Park are focused on opening roads and helping people evacuate from the park as unprecedented flooding continues in the area Tuesday.  Officers in Park County, Montana, were working Tuesday to open the section of Highway 89 between Gardiner and...

Large top photo: Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, has affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center. Access to the town is limited due to road closings on Highway 308 and U.S. Highway 212, including the Beartooth Pass. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune)

 

Cattle look for higher ground Monday morning as the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River floods near Belfry, Montana. Flooding in northwest Wyoming forced Yellowstone National Park to close all of its entrances and remove all visitors (Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune)

POWELL — Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions.  Visitors in Yellowstone National Park were being evacuated Monday, as several roads in the park were...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — A spot being monitored for a potential landslide on U.S. Highway 14 east of Steamboat Point does not pose safety concerns for motorists, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. “We’re not concerned about safety,” WYDOT Senior Public Relations Specialist Laura Dalles...
Patrick Lawson of Riverton was in the driver’s seat of a Tesla Model S 100D Ludicrous between Rawlins and Laramie on Interstate 80 last week, but it was the car that was doing the driving.  “It’s passing a semi truck right now because [the semi is] going too slow,” Lawson told WyoFile. Cross-winds...
LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming will soon receive National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula funds to use to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development, especially charging stations, around the state.  The funding is part of the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),...

Trucks and campers line the side of a road in Laramie following a closure of Interstate 80. A network of Wyoming Department of Transportation employees, including Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers, is responsible for providing the information the agency uses to decide whether roads should be closed or opened in bad weather. (Photo by Carol Ryczek, Laramie Boomerang)

LARAMIE — Bright red lines across the Wyoming Department of Transportation mobile map quickly tell the story: Interstate 80 is closed. Again. The decision to close, and reopen, the interstate that crosses all of southern Wyoming is based on observations of DOT personnel on the interstate, said Doug...
CASPER — A bill to put more taxpayer money toward Wyoming’s underfunded highways won’t be going before lawmakers this session after all.  Bills had to be introduced within the first five days of this year’s legislative session to be heard. But last week came and went without a vote to introduce...

Flashing lights can be seen on a WYDOT snow plow and tow plow 

 

Top-10 list of things snow plow operators want drivers to know   CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Transportation plow drivers are on the roads when the conditions are at their worst, and they're also out between storm treating trouble spots. Unfortunately, operators have been...

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