Hoback Canyon – The Wyoming Department of Transportation cleared a mud debris flow that stretched over both lanes of travel near milepost 151 on US 191 in Hoback Canyon on Wednesday. Crews closed the road at 11:41 a.m., and called in heavy equipment, including a loader, to clear the mud and water from the roadway. Maintenance workers also dug out a ditch alongside the road to catch the flowing water and direct it to some nearby drainage to prevent it from running across the road. Crews were able to re-open the road in just over an hour.
Thursday morning, Highway 189/191 was closed again through the canyon due to another slide incident. There is no timetable for the highway to re-open at this time.
WYDOT would like to remind drivers to slow down when driving in construction zones and be alert and cautious of roadside workers. For more information on closures and weather conditions, please visit WYDOT’s 511 website.