Wyoming Department of Transportation

SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation recently completed a speed study on Wyoming Highway 59, also known as South Douglas Highway, between mile markers 108 and 109 within the city limits of Gillette.   This study was prompted from citizens living in the Crestview Estates and...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation is removing eight of its Twitter accounts after the social media platform recently announced changes to its application programming interface platform.   The API platform allowed WYDOT to send automated tweets straight from the agency’s 511...
Sheridan, Wyo – Even though the weather indicates otherwise, construction season has arrived, which means the orange candlesticks and barrels will be blooming earlier than the tulips this year. Motorists traveling I-90 between the Wyoming/South Dakota state line and Gillette will be...
A severe winter has boosted snowpack to above-average levels across most basins in the state and at some high elevations. Although the combination of cold and snow hints at a summer of healthy river flows and fuller reservoirs, much of the benefit of that water depends on how quickly the snow melts...
Wyoming Industry Partners donate to support wildlife-friendly crossings  Williams, NextEra Energy Resources, Project West, Rocky Mountain Power, Spire Storage and TerraPower donate to support South Kemmerer Wildlife Crossing Project Buffalo, WY – March 15, 2023: The WYldlife Fund, a charitable...
JACKSON (WNE) — Traffic was snarled for a few hours Thursday afternoon when an avalanche came down 2 miles south of High School Road on South Highway 89.   That area hasn’t experienced a roadway-obstructing slide in over 50 years.   The slide just past milepost 151 blocked four out of five lanes of...

Kevin Maynard, South Pass maintenance foreman for Wyoming Department of Transportation, behind the wheel of a plow Jan. 27, 2023. (Katie Klingsporn/WyoFile)

SOUTH PASS—Kevin Maynard doesn’t bat an eye at these conditions. Highway 28 is visible, after all, and it’s not snowing.    Still, as the Wyoming Department of Transportation plow driver navigates the winding highway toward the 7,500-foot-elevation pass, streaks of snow blowing across the road...

Powell volunteer firefighters and emergency personnel struggle to remove the doors of a Chevrolet truck involved in a fatal wreck on U.S. Highway 14A near Road 18 Friday afternoon around 1 p.m. Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune. 

POWELL (WNE) — A Friday afternoon crash on U.S. Highway 14A claimed the lives of two young Powell women.    Shannah Nelson was 22. Wendy Nelson, her sister, was 20.    The two-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on an icy portion of the highway, east of the Heart Mountain Interpretive...
CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon issued 21 line-item vetoes to the supplemental budget bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature this general session. The vetoes — outlined in a letter sent Friday evening to House Speaker Albert Sommers, R-Pinedale — balanced applauding the successes of lawmakers and...
JACKSON (WNE) — The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has raised the avalanche hazard to "high" in upper elevations as a winter storm brings heavy winds and snow to Jackson Hole.   "Use cautious route finding as natural avalanches are likely in the upper elevations," forecaster Alex Drinkard wrote in...

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